On 7th December 2020 Equatorial Guinea has started its term as Chair of the Rabat Process. The Steering Committee member took over the Chairmanship from France and is the first Central African country to take on this role.

Since the handover of the alternating Chairmanship could not be carried out in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Equatorial Guinea has shared a video statement that outlines the priorities and vision for its Chairmanship of the Dialogue.

Video statement: Equatorial Guinea’s priorities and vision of the Rabat Process

Pascual Nsue EYI ASANGONO, Director-General for Consular, Cultural, Legal and Diaspora Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Equatorial Guinea:


Equatorial Guinea’s priorities and programme

Equatorial Guinea will pursue the priorities established by the Marrakesh Action Plan, in particular in domains one (root causes of migration), two (legal migration) and three (protection and asylum). Furthermore, the Chair will take into account the recommendations issued by the outgoing French Chairmanship in a stocktaking report on the implementation status of the Marrakech Action Plan.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, several meetings originally planned for 2020 had to be postponed and will take place during Equatorial Guinea’s chairmanship. The programme in the first half of the Chairmanship will be based on virtual meetings and policy briefs, to maintain the Dialogue remotely. The first face-to-face meetings are foreseen for Paris in April 2021. Moreover, Equatorial Guinea looks particularly forward to welcoming the partner countries to Malabo for a Senior Officials’ Meeting in July 2021.

Consult the calendar of activities to see the up-to-date programme for Equatorial Guinea's chairmanship of the Rabat Process:

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