The flag is a horizontal tricolor, with green, white and red stripes and a blue triangle at the hoist. Green symbolizes the natural resources and jungles of the country. Blue symbolizes the sea, which connects the main country with the islands.
White symbolizes peace. Red symbolizes the fight for independence.
The arms consists of a silver shield with a silk-cotton tree. Above the shield is an arc of 6 six-pointed yellow stars, that represent Rio Muni and the offshore islands. Beneath the shield is a silver scroll with the national motto, Unidad, Paz, Justicia ("Unity, Peace, Justice").