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Delegates Meet In Equatorial Guinea To Plan 53rd OAPI Summit

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Experts visit Malabo to discuss plans for the upcoming assembly next December

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delegates from the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) arrived in Malabo last week to discuss plans for the 53rd OAPI session, which will be held in Equatorial Guinea next December.

Director-General Dr. Paulin Edou Edou is leading the delegation, which first met with summit organizers, including President Anacleto Olo Mibuy from the Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Equatorial Guinea (CICTE), to discuss the logistics and planning of the upcoming assembly.

During its visit, the delegation will pay particular attention to addressing matters of finance, accommodation, communication and health, among other topics of importance. In addition, they will also visit various tourist and cultural attractions throughout the country.

The Government of Equatorial Guinea has taken significant strides recently to take an active role in the international community and to support efforts to increase international cooperation in political, economic, cultural and scientific matters, including by hosting international events. Along with hosting next year's summit, Equatorial Guinea will also assume the presidency of the OAPI organization in 2014, making next year's summit even more important for the nation. 

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

This has been distributed by Qorvis Communications, LLC on behalf of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. More information on this relationship is on file at the United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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