Equatorial Guinea, member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries

Equatorial Guinea, member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries


Everything has been confirmed. The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish-speaking African country that is adhered to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP). An Equatorial Guinean delegation, led by its Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, will participate in the work of the 10th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of this community.


By consensus, the Member States of the CPLP agreed to grant the Republic of Equatorial Guinea status as a full member within this community, which to date was made up of a total of eight countries, five of them from Africa. Our country would be the sixth in Africa and the ninth in the chronological order of joining this community, founded in 1996.

Thus, July 23 will be a milestone in the historical journey of the people of Equatorial Guinea, since from that date on, Portuguese will be the third official language, after Spanish and French.

The city of Dili, capital of the Democratic Republic of East Timor, is in full swing these days since it is hosting several delegations from various countries, both full members, as well as those that up to now are associated observers, a category the Republic Equatorial Guinea and Mauritius Islands were in since 2006.

Under the persistent efforts of the Head of State, this highly anticipated integration into the community will be achieved.

Text: Javier Obama (Presidential Press).

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.

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