“The strategy was organized in France,” Foreign Minister Agapito Mba Mokuy told a press conference.
“It has nothing to do with the French government,” he said. “We will cooperate with France as soon as we have more information about this case.
Mokuy also returned to free circulation in Central Africa, suspending Equatorial Guinea’s participation in the agreement, which was ratified in October by the six countries in the zone.
“Free movement does not mean that you can move around the way you want. You must have a biometric passport, a Cémac passport and a secure passport. As long as all these conditions are not met and taking into account what happened in Equatorial Guinea, we say that to travel in our country, we must go to our embassies, “he said.
He revealed that 27 mercenaries had been arrested after the coup attempt, but about 150 others are still wanted near the border with Cameroon.
Equatorial Guinea is a small, oil-rich state run since 1979 by Teodoro Obiang, one of Africa’s oldest presidents.