Malabo, Equatorial Guinea – In a demonstration of our efforts to foster strong bilateral relations, the U.S. Embassy partnered with other U.S. institutions, including Special Operations Africa and the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Detachment to deliver a donation of medicine and essentials supplies for babies to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality. This donation, worth $24,000, will be disbursed to local shelters and orphanages throughout Equatorial Guinea.
During the donation, Commander Michael White said, “We hope that this donation is the beginning of additional cooperation and illustrates the broad range of programs available through U.S. forces to help strengthen not only security but improve the livelihoods of the people of Equatorial Guinea.”
This humanitarian donation of baby formula, diapers, rehydration salts, pediatric medicines, and first aid kits highlights the flexibility and persistence of U.S. support in ensuring that much-needed items arrive in EG and benefit the most vulnerable. One of those recipients is the first shelter dedicated to victims of human trafficking located in Malabo.
Ambassador Gilmour expressed his hopes for continued cooperation when he said, “We hope that this is the first of many opportunities to partner with not only the Ministry of Social Affairs, but the government of Equatorial Guinea. The U.S. Embassy strives to increase cooperation to make progress on our shared goals of strengthening regional security, promoting economic prosperity and human development, and encouraging good governance and respect for human rights.”
U.S. forces remain ready to support our African partners, including Equatorial Guinea to meet the needs of African people. Our relationship is important to advancing a better and safer world for the people of our two countries.
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