The visiting Equatorial Guinea President, Mr Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo met the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe for five hours at State House in Harare this Monday evening.
The two leaders discussed various issues that centred on bilateral relations, continental and global affairs.
On bilateral relations, the two countries are very close following the interception of a band of mercenaries that was Malabo-bound to effect a coup led by Simon Mann in the former Spanish colony.President Nguema told journalists soon after meeting PresidentÂ Mugabe this Monday evening that as the current chair of the African Union he had a lot to discuss with President Mugabe and to compare notes on the forthcoming African Union summit to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the end of this month.
“I am the current chairman of the African Union and it is my duty to discuss from time to time with other Presidents of the continent. Our discussions touched on some of the developments in Africa and the problems that have affected Africa during my tenure. We are looking forward to carrying Africa to better heights in the near future,” said President Nguema.
President Nguema arrived in the country earlier in the day for a two day official visit.
He was met at the Harare International Airport by the Acting President, Cde John Landa Nkomo, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cde Nicholas Goche, the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Cde Webster Shamu and senior government officials.
The visit by Mr Nguema is part of his consultations with member states ahead of the African Union summit to be held in Ethiopia at the end of this month.