Monday, September 26, 2016

Equatorial Guinea Fully Prepared to Host Africa-Arab World Summit

Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union highlights sophisticated conference facilities, hotel sector and logistical preparation in meeting with Arab and African leaders.

Equatorial Guinea is moving forward with logistical arrangements for the Africa-Arab World Summit to be held in Equatorial Guinea in November and expects a successful conference, said Simeon Oyono Esono, Ambassador of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to Ethiopia and the African Union.

Ambassador Oyono Esono briefed African and Arab-state representatives during the Ministerial Meeting of the Africa-Arab World Partnership Committee September 24.

“The Government of Equatorial Guinea has made a strong commitment for the success of the Africa-Arab World Summit by ensuring the effectiveness of management in the logistic field as well as towards the administrative facilities, in accordance with the Headquarters Agreement, whose signature between the parties will take place in the coming weeks,” he said.

He reminded delegates that Equatorial Guinea’s president, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo,
President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is personally committed to the success of the summit and was honored that the African Union had entrusted Equatorial Guinea with host responsibilities.

Ambassador Oyono Esono highlighted the country’s strong infrastructure supporting important international meetings, including the large and sophisticated conference center in Sipopo, which includes villas appropriate for lodging heads of state and their staffs and a large and modern hotel sector that meets all international standards.

He said that local transportation and security had been areas of particular focus in the government’s planning.

“We believe undeniably that this high-level Summit will progress in conditions that will really bring out the characteristic hospitality of the African people and the people of Equatorial Guinea,” he said.

Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy and Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba and all other members of the Equatorial Guinea delegation were also at the meeting.