Relations between Turkey and Equatorial Guinea

Diplomatic relations between Turkey and Equatorial Guinea were established in 1980. Turkish Embassy in Malabo became operational on 1 June 2018, whereas the first Embassy of Equatorial Guinea was opened in Ankara on December 2018.

Turkey has an Honorary Consulate in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, which has been operational since November 2009.

President Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, participated in the First Turkey-Africa Cooperation Summit held in İstanbul on 18-21 August 2008 and has met with President Erdoğan on the margins of this summit.

Prime Minister Vicente Ehate Tomi, representing the President of Equatorial Guinea, participated in the handover ceremony of the Presidency of Turkey held in Ankara on August 28, 2014.

II. Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit was held on 19-21 November 2014 in Equatorial Guinea's capital city, Malabo. On the margins of the summit, President Erdoğan made an official visit to Equatorial Guinea. During this visit, a memorandum of understanding on diplomacy education; cultural cooperation agreement; a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in agriculture; economic, commercial and technical cooperation agreement and an agrrement of visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders were signed.

President of Equatorial Guinea participated in the inauguration ceremony of President Erdoğan held in Ankara on 8 July 2018 and in the 6th Justice and Development (AK) Party Ordinary Congress took place in Ankara on 18 August 2018.

President Erdoğan held a meeting with President of Equatorial Guinea in İstanbul on 26 October 2020.

In 2019, total trade volume between the two countries was 23,8 million USD (exports of 20,2 million USD and imports of 3,6 million USD).

Turkish Airlines has launched its flights to Malabo on 7 February 2020.

Within the scope of our visa facilitation efforts for African business persons, such visitors from Sub-Saharan African Countries including Equatorial Guinea holding Schengen, UK or USA visas and travelling with THY are granted a single entry visa up to 30 days at the border gate of Atatürk Airport as from 20 April 2011.

Since 1992, within the scope of “Türkiye Scholarships” programme 3 scholarships have been allocated to students from Equatorial Guinea.