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Ceremony of the United Nations Building in Malabo

Ceremony of the United Nations Building in Malabo

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In an atmosphere of great cordiality, the State of Equatorial Guinea, through its main representative, President Obiang, has delivered to the Secretary General of the United Nations its new building in Malabo. A striking, modern building, which has been funded by the Government of Equatorial Guinea. The maximum representative of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, expressed his thanks for this important contribution.

The new building that the Government of Equatorial Guinea has built and donated to the United Nations System is located in the modern area of ​​Malabo II, surrounded by some of the recent constructions of our country. Thus, the work that the UN carries out in our nation may be performed in a better location than ever.

 

The ceremony was attended by the Secretary General of United Nations himself, Ban Ki-moon, who is visiting Equatorial Guinea to attend the 23rd Summit of the African Union, and has shared with President Obiang symbolic act of the ceremony to deliver the building.

The Director General of the United Nations of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jose Graziano da Silva, has also traveled to Malabo to participate in these events, and in his speech also thanked the Government of Equatorial Guinea for the solidarity it has shown by donating thirty million dollars to the solidarity Fund to Fight Hunger in Africa.

During the inauguration, the Equatorial Guinean President recalled that the United Nations has spent decades working hand in hand in the development of Equatorial Guinea since the system's agencies such as the UNDP, FAO and UNICEF have been present ever since the early days of the country's independence: "Our contribution to the UNDP is voluntary since the old installations were being paid for by the Government," stated Obiang.

-"Today we are installing the UN agencies with the donation of this building located in the same place where we are building a new city," he added in reference to Malabo II, in which the new UN headquarters are located. "And although the resources we have are not so plentiful, we believe that instead of investing in big nuclear and space fighting projects, we must invest in the power of humanity."

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also spoke about the solidarity of Equatorial Guinea and its work with the United Nations for decades. In this context, in addition to recalling the aid of thirty million dollars to the Solidarity Fund to Fight Hunger in Africa, he also recalled other donations that have been made, specifically in cases of disasters, "We ask from the Secretary General for Equatorial Guinea to benefit from the experience of the UN to strengthen institutions and training," concluded the President.

During the event, there was also the signing of agreements between the Director General of the FAO with the representatives of 26 African countries, for this solidarity fund supported by Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and of which our nation has been the largest donor.

Text and photos: Ines Ortega and Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet).

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.

   
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