Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Equatorial Guinea Focuses On Problem-Solving, Bilateral Cooperation At UN General Assembly

President Obiang meets with UN Officials, Heads of State

Equatorial Guinea President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo had a busy round of meetings during the 67th United Nations General Assembly, including a key meeting with Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon.

President Obiang met with the UN Secretary-General to discuss the settlement of the border dispute between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The UN has been mediating the dispute between the two friendly neighbors, and Ban Ki-Moon and President Obiang announced that the dispute will be submitted to the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

While in New York, President Obiang has also met with Vuk Jeremic, President of the General Assembly; Dr. Dervis Eroglu, President of Northern Cyprus; Atifete Jahjaga, President of Kosovo; and Jose Graziano Da Silva, Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Equatorial Guinea hosts a number of UN programs in its territory, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF, and the UN Development Programme, which has conducted a national census with funding from the government.

President Obiang’s Horizon 2020 development plan established sustainable- development goals for Equatorial Guinea to be completed by the year by 2020 in the areas of potable water, education, health, food, security, communication, infrastructure, tourism development, and environmental conservation.