Confirmation Hearing for US Ambassador

Confirmation Hearing for US Ambassador

EG Justice May 17, 2012
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The U.S. Senate held a confirmation hearing for the Ambassadorial nominee to Equatorial Guinea. 

In both his official statement and responses to Senators' questions, the nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Mark Asquino, highighted the need for greater respect for human rights, civil liberties, democracy, and good governance in Equatorial Guinea. He pledged to press President Obiang's government to respect citizens' rights, to create greater political space for opposition parties, and to improve the standard of living for ordinary Equatoguineans. 

The video of the hearing, along with Mr. Asquino's official statement, is available here

Information about Mr. Aquino's background is available here

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