BREAKING NEWS
This content is not available in your region

Equatorial Guinea to close embassy in London

Access to the comments Comments
By Reuters
Equatorial Guinea to close embassy in London
Equatorial Guinea to close embassy in London   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
Text size Aa Aa

DAKAR – Equatorial Guinea will close its diplomatic mission in London, the country’s foreign minister said on Monday, after Britain last week sanctioned the son of its president for misappropriating millions of dollars.

“The first decision that the Malabo executive has taken is the total closure of our diplomatic headquarters in London,” Foreign Minister Simeon Oyono Esono said on state television.

“Equatorial Guinea will not accept interference in the internal affairs of the country, which violates the principle of international law,” Esono said.

Britain sanctioned Teodoro Obiang Mangue, who is also the vice president of the tiny Gulf of Guinea nation, for misappropriating millions of dollars which London said was spent on luxury mansions, private jets and a $275,000 glove worn by Michael Jackson.