Equatorial Guinea President Obiang Visits Cape Verde

Jun 25, 2010, 15:20 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) recently returned from an official visit to Cape Verde where he was personally invited by Head of State, Pedro Pires. This was the President's first visit to Cape Verde.

Among the topics discussed was the possible admittance of Equatorial Guinea to the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, something Pedro Pires and his government fully support. Tourism collaboration, civil aviation, airport security and job training were also addressed. Equatorial Guinea and Cape Verde have enjoyed a collaborative relationship since 1975.

President Obiang was accompanied by the Minister of Transportation, Technology, Post and Telecommunications, Vicente Ehati Tomi, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophone, Eustaquio Nseng Esono and the Secretary of State for Culture and Tourism, Jose Mba Obama.

Equatorial Guinea is committed to improving its relationships with the international community and continues to make significant progress strengthening foreign relations.

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 will host the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.

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SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea