Friday, December 3, 2010

Equatorial Guinea Fosters Bilateral Relations With Germany And Spain

Equatorial Guinea’s (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ignacio Milam Tang, met with the German Vice Minister of the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cornelia Pieper to review bilateral collaboration between Germany and Equatorial Guinea in the agriculture, culture, education and training of human resources sectors.

Both parties stated their interested in consolidating relations between Malabo and Berlin. Also present at the encounter was the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Germany, Cándido Muatetema Rivas.

The German delegation had the opportunity to interview President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The delegation accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pastor Micha Ondo Bile, representatives from various ministries and the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Bioko, Gregorio Boho Camo visited the Gepetrol facilities. The delegation was also able to visit some places of interest in Malabo, such as Sipopo, where the government is constructing the headquarters to host the African Union Summit.

Pastor Micha Ondo Bile also met with the Spanish Parliament member and speaker of the Partido Popular (People’s Party) in the Foreign Affairs Commission, Gustavo Manuel de Arístegui y San Román. Both parties were pleased to discuss how they can strengthen diplomatic and commercial relations between Spain and Equatorial Guinea.

Gustavo de Arístegui accompanied Spanish companies that showed interest in investing in Equatorial Guinea’s energy, construction, hotel and catering trade sectors. The Spanish initiative comes after frequent invitations on behalf of Equatorial Guinea to the private Spanish sector to take part in the economic development of the country.