The “presidential decree” is the only thing missing in order to implement the abolition of the death penalty in Equatorial Guinea, one of the demands regarding the country’s accession to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).
This Friday, the authorities in Equatorial Guinea informed that the death penalty was abolished and the “presidential decree” is the only thing missing to implement this decision, a key issue to enter the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).
This information was transmitted to reporters by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste, Hernâni Coelho, at the end of the extraordinary Council of Ministers of the CPLP, which also takes place this Thursday in Lisbon.
Asked if, during the meeting of the heads of diplomacy, the ministers discussed the evolution of Equatorial Guinea, namely the fulfillment of the requirements established to enter the organization, set in 2014, the Timorese government official said that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Equatorial Guinea, Agapito Mba Mokuy, presented a report about this issue.
“According to the report, the death penalty was abolished, and at this time we are only waiting for the presidential decree to witness the implementation of this positive evolution that has occurred in Equatorial Guinea”, said Hernâni Coelho.