The order is one of the highest state awards of the country.
"It is a great honour for us to welcome such a great man on the territory of our country. We did not expect him to visit us so soon," the President of Equatorial Guinea said.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo noted that, just a few months ago, the leaders of the countries met in Minsk, and Aleksandr Lukashenko arrived in Equatorial Guinea shorty after. "We are very grateful," he said.
Accepting the order, Aleksandr Lukashenko stated, "There is no other way: Equatorial Guinea should be independent!"