Overview

India and Equatorial Guinea (EG) have enjoyed warm and friendly relations dating back to pre-independence era of Equatorial Guinea (1968).

Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs visited Equatorial Guinea on a first ever bilateral visit from India to Equatorial Guinea on August 18, 2017. He had fruitful discussion with President and Foreign Minister of Equatorial Guinea. Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President visited Equatorial Guinea on April 7-9, 2018. He was received at the airport by President Obiang. He was accompanied by a high level delegation. Mr. M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs visited Equatorial Guinea from October 11-13, 2018 to attend the 50th anniversary of country’s independence. He had a brief meeting with President Obiang. From EG side, Foreign Minister Agapito led a delegation to India and participated in the First India-Equatorial Guinea Joint Commission Meeting held in New Delhi on March 16, 2018. The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo visited India for the first time in October 2015 to attend the Third India Africa Summit. President Obiang led a 88-member delegation to India to participate in the ISA Summit on March 11, 2018.

In Oct 2015, India conveyed to EG its approval for their opening a resident Mission in New Delhi. India has also decided to open its Mission in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

Equatorial Guinea has expressed interest in Indian investments and transfer of technology in ICT, SMEs and infrastructure development. A Line of Credit of US$ 15 million extended by EXIM Bank of India in 2005 for a potable drinking water project was cancelled in June 2012 due to non-utilisation.