Equatorial Guinea Works To Integrate Central Africa Scientists

Malabo host of the Sub-regional Conference on Surgery in Central Africa

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea has opened the Sub-Regional Conference on Surgery in Central Africa, which is aimed at integrating the surgical societies of the Central Africa sub-region as part of the sub-region's efforts to integrate itself more effectively in the international scientific world.

Surgical society members from Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo and Gabon gathered on December 20, 2012, in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, for the two-day conference.

The conference provides surgeons and surgical specialists with the opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas on the practices they undertake in their countries. The conference sessions will focus on tropical surgical pathology, endoscopic surgery in its current situation and prospects, cancer or tumor surgery, and trauma emergencies.

Equatorial Guinea recently hosted the 7th ACP Summit in Sipopo, where Agapito Mba Mokouy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, called his country's hosting of the meeting part of a foreign policy characterized by greater openness to the rest of the world. The Central Africa Surgery Sub-Regional Conference is part of the West African nation's commitment to development and an essential axis of solidarity among African countries.

Malabo recently hosted the 96th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers and the 7th Summit for African Caribbean and Pacific Heads of State and Government (ACP) on December 10-14. Over the past two years, Malabo has hosted events such as the African Union Summit, African-South America Forum, 9th Leon H. Sullivan Summit, among others in Sipopo.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica 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.

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea



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