Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo marked a significant stride in bilateral relations during Lukashenko’s recent African tour.
The leaders signed cooperation agreements, solidifying their commitment to enhanced collaboration. A pivotal aspect of these agreements involves launching the first phase of a regional center aimed at promoting Belarusian products in central and west African markets.
The comprehensive collaboration spans various sectors, including industry, education, health, and agriculture. Notably, these projects, meticulously studied by a joint commission over several months, are scheduled for completion by 2026. This long-term vision underscores the dedication of both nations to fostering enduring partnerships.
In the face of challenges, particularly the geopolitical context involving Western sanctions against Belarus, this collaboration underscores Belarus’s efforts to broaden its international engagements. The establishment of the regional center signifies a strategic move to expand Belarusian influence in central and west African markets.
The leaders’ joint commitment to these ventures serves as a testament to the positive diplomatic relations between Belarus and Equatorial Guinea. By fostering such initiatives, both nations aim to create a platform for sustainable cooperation, emphasizing the positive aspects of their collaboration in industry, education, health, and agriculture.