Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Equatorial Guinea Prepared To Host The Third Africa-South America Summit

Equatorial Guinea is making plans to receive heads of state and other government leaders from Africa and South America for the Third Summit of Heads of State of ASA, to be held in November in the capital city of Malabo.

The ASA Summit will be held at the Sipopo Conference Center, where Equatorial Guinea has hosted other large international events such as the 2011 African Union Summit, 2011 ASA Forum and the 2012 Leon H. Sullivan Summit. This year’s ASA summit will include delegations from up to 55 countries that will come together to develop tangible objectives for strategic partnerships aimed to benefit both regions.

The third ASA Summit follows the second meeting in 2009, where President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo called for a new African-South American economic order focused on promoting security and economic development through a strong partnership described as “an association of countries willing to defend their political, economic and socio-cultural interests….”

ASA summits are to be held every two years, alternating between venues in Africa and South America, according to the Abuja Declaration, signed at the first Africa-South America Summit in 2006.