Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Relations With China In Official Visit

Nov 13, 2013, 16:09 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Second Vice President Meets with Chinese Vice President

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's Second Vice President for Defense and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, met with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, this week to discuss improving ties between Malabo and Beijing.

During the meeting, Vice President Nguema Obiang Mangue, said Equatorial Guinea and China are good friends and that he hoped to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation in such sectors as infrastructure, oil industry and healthcare.

The Global Times reported that Vice President Yuanchao said that both sides are in an important stage of development and "voiced hope for the two nations to deepen political mutual trust, expand pragmatic cooperation in various fields such as oil industry, credit and loans, engineering and personnel training to upgrade bilateral ties to a new level."

During Vice President Nguema Obiang Mangue's stay in China, he will visit three cities where he will meet with state authorities to learn about development in China and discuss opportunities for business and investment.

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/" rel="nofollow" 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