President George Manneh Weah has departed Liberia for Malabo, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, honoring an invitation to serve as a Special Guest of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the 50th Independence Day of that country.
The Executive Mansion says in a release that the occasion is slated for Friday October 12, 2018.
On his way to Equatorial Guinea, President Weah is expected to make a brief stopover in the Congolese Capital of Brazzaville to provide moral support to the Nation’s pride, the Lonestar of Liberia, as they take on their Congolese counterpart in the African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Meanwhile, President Weah has conveyed a congratulatory message to the Government and people of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea on the occasion marking the 50th Independence Anniversary of that country.
October 12th is celebrated each year as the Independence Day of Equatorial Guinea. Equatorial Guinea became a Republic after its independence was conceded on October 12, 1968 with Francisco Macías Nguema elected as its first President.
In his message to President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, President Weah, on behalf of Liberia, extended warmest congratulations and best wishes to the Government and people of Equatorial Guinea following the observance of their 50th Independence Anniversary.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Weah emphasizes, with deep appreciation, the developmental strives Equatorial Guinea continues to make over the years.
The release says President Weah notes that as the people of Equatorial Guinea celebrate this historic milestone, it is his prayer that the Almighty God will continue to endow President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo with strength and good health as he leads his people to greater prosperity.
The President is expected to return to the country this weekend.
While the President is away, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Staff to the President, Nathaniel Farlo McGill will chair the Cabinet in close consultation with the Vice president and via telephone conversation with the President.–Press release