Equatorial Guinea To Host Economic Diversification Conference

Jul 09, 2013, 13:06 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Conference provides chance to strengthen partnership with international community

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National and international economic experts will come together in November 2013, in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, for the Symposium on Equatorial Guinea's Economic Diversification.

The Economic Diversification Conference is organized by the Ministry of Finance and will be held at the Sipopo Conference Center, as part of the country's efforts to achieve economic diversification and reduce its dependence on oil production.

The conference highlights Equatorial Guinea's launch of the emergent phase of its Horizon 2020 development plan, which was set in motion by President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The symposium is an open invitation to the international community to participate in Equatorial Guinea's next development phase. It will be focused around investors interested in learning about the opportunities arising from emerging economic sectors, serve as a forum to discuss their views with key players and decision makers, and allow participants to see first-hand what the country has to offer.

Major international organizations, such as the World Bank, are working closely with Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Finance to develop the conference, which is aimed primarily at international investors.

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

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea