Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Bilateral Relations with Nigeria (Press Release)

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (September 1, 2011) – As part of Equatorial Guinea’s efforts to strengthen ties with its West African neighbors , Equatorial Guinea hosted a delegation from Nigeria to discuss cooperation in a number of areas. The Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Angel Mokara Moleila, headed the Equatoguinean delegation, and the Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs forNigeria, Martin Omeoby Uhomoibhi, and his delegation discuss cooperation and progress in the country.

“This meeting reaffirms the political commitment of Equatorial Guineapresident Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan and their mutual goal to achieve peace, security, international cooperation and sustainable development,” said Secretary Moleila.

He continued to highlight the progress the country has made since they met two years ago. Equatorial Guinea has invested substantially in infrastructure, education, energy, health and agriculture, and the progress is obvious to everyone who visits the West African nation.

Martin Omeoby expressed his country’s appreciation for putting together a successful African Union Summit early this summer. “We are geographical neighbors and we must be allies. There are many ways to build our relationships working in the interest of our two countries,” said Martin Omeoby.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country’s oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.


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