Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero visits Equatorial Guinea

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero visits Equatorial Guinea


Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, who led the Government of Spain from 2004 to 2011, arrived on the morning of July 2 to the Malabo International Airport, and was received at the People's Palace of Malabo by the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The Equatorial Guinean Head of State received in audience Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, at approximately 2 p.m. in the People's Palace of Malabo, who came with Jose Bono, former president of the Congress of Deputies, and Miguel Angel Moratinos, former Minister of Foreign Affairs.


This twenty-four hour visit occurs a week after the successful hosting of the 23rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, held in the town of Sipopo (Malabo), and which had the active participation of the current Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, as a special guest.

According to statements by Rodriguez Zapatero to the media, the need to strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between the European country and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea was among the issues discussed at the audience, as well as the development of the African Union Summit. The former Spanish Prime Minister also expressed his pleasant surprise by the remarkable transformations that he observed during his visit and expressed his hope that, with economic development, the social cohesion in our country will be strengthened.

Text: Javier Obama.

Photos: Manuel Mangue.

(Presidential Press Team).

Sent by: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet).

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.

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