Relations between Turkey and Equatorial Guinea

Turkish Embassy in Yaounde is accredited to Equatorial Guinea, and Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels is accredited to Turkey. In accordance with the Council of Ministers’ Decision No 2015/7578; Turkey has decided to open an embassy in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.

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.

In 2017, total trade volume between two countries was 51.77 million USD (exports of 21.58 million USD and imports of 30.19 million USD).

A large portion of our exports to Equatorial Guinea consists of cement (6.7 million USD), wheat flour (4.5 million USD), paper products (approximately 3 million USD), and machinery. Almost all our imports consist of liquefied natural gas taken from this country by BOTAŞ.

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.

Around 150 Turkish citizens are living in Equatorial Guinea. Most of them work in construction companies.

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