Equatorial Guinea to Host Confederation of National Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa Headquarters

Aug 22, 2011, 14:55 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Country's Effort toward Supporting the African Continent

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has signed an agreement to host the headquarters of the Confederation of National Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa as part of its growing leadership role on the African continent. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also officially offered to host the headquarters of the African Union voluntary Youth Corps in a speech at the recent African Union Summit held in Malabo June 23July 1, 2011.

"The opening of the new headquarters of the Confederation of National Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa shows Equatorial Guinea's support and solidarity toward our African neighbors and our nation's commitment to President Obiang Nguema Mbasosgo's call for African governments to take greater responsibility for the future of Africa," said Minister of Missions Alejandro Evuna Owono Asangono.

The government of Equatorial Guinea has invested substantially in infrastructure, including airports, highways, and conference facilities, and Equatorial Guinea now offers significant advantages to organizations that locate their headquarters in the country.

The confederation will hold an international forum of civic organizations on climate change in the new world order in March 2012, its first official activity in Equatorial Guinea.

Lucien Tape Mambo, representing the Confederation of National Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa, at a signing ceremony in Malabo August 18, shared the goals and objectives of the agency, which are to limit the effects of climate change and to educate civil society and governments on the importance of this issue and the clearing of forests in Africa.

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.

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea



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