Equatorial Guinea Donates $30 Million To Fight Hunger

Jul 03, 2013, 11:32 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea has made a donation of $30 million to fight hunger in Africa. The announcement was made during the Elimination of Hunger in Africa Summit that took place in Addis Ababa this week.

Prime Minister Vicente Ehate Tomi attended the summit on behalf of President Obiang, who was in Russia to participate in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.

The meeting, the High Level Meeting of African and International Leaders/Aim for Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa, was organized by the African Union (AU), the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) and NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development), a non-governmental organization supported by the Lula Institute and the Government of Ethiopia.

Prime Minister Tomi shared President Obiang's concern over the hunger issue within the African continent and said, "Equatorial Guinea has adopted the call for aid strategies, and for this reason we offer a sum of thirty million dollars to fight this problem."

The conference closed on Monday, with a statement signed by the attending countries and institutions to conduct joint actions to end hunger and malnutrition by 2025.

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