Equatorial Guinea Attends 34th Caricom Summit

Jul 09, 2013, 10:53 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Prime Minister Addresses Nation's Sociopolitical and Economic Reform

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's Prime Minister, Vincente Ehate Tomi, discussed the nation's recent development programs at the 34th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) this weekend in Trinidad and Tobago.

As Chairman-in-Office of the Summit of Heads of State and of Government of the ACP Group, the Prime Minister shared the Government's Action Plan for Economic and Social Development, which was started in 2007 and has contributed to significant reform within the country. According to the Prime Minister, Equatorial Guinea's Action Plan reflects the country's plan to become a modern and emerging country by 2020 and has similar goals to those of the ACP Group and Caricom.

As stated by Caricom's Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in the opening speech, Caricom strives to promote collaborative reform to expand sustainable development in various sectors.

Prime Minister Ehate Tomi reinforced this idea in his closing remarks when he said, "together we aspire, together we achieve."

Equatorial Guinea's participation in Caricom reflects the country's commitment toward development and playing a bigger role in the international community. In addition to Caricom, Prime Minister Ehate Tomi also represented President Obiang at the Summit of International and African Leaders for the Elimination of Hunger in Africa, which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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. ="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50152514@N07/" target="_blank">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