London Celebrates First Week Of Equatorial Guinea Culture

Nov 13, 2013, 16:14 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Exhibit showcases West African nation's traditional and modern art

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guillermina Mekuy, Delegate Minister of Culture and Tourism of Equatorial Guinea, accompanied Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in the UK, Mari Cruz Evuna Ademe, to the inaugural cultural week of Equatorial Guinea in London.

The event took place on November 4, 2013 at the Pall Mall Gallery, where there was a celebration of Equatoguinean culture that included an exhibit dedicated specifically to sculptor Leandro Mbomio who recently passed away.

In addition, there were performances by some of the nation's most well known artists such as Ceiba Ballet and Piruchi Apo.

Ambassador Mari Cruz Evuna Ademe expressed her satisfaction with the exhibit and stated that she believes art and culture have the ability to bring people together and build strong relations. "I hope that this exhibit will help develop an understanding of my country here in the UK," she said.

The Delegate Minister of Culture and Tourism supported the Ambassador by saying that Equatorial Guinea believes "in the integration with other countries" and that President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is working to turn the country into a tourist and cultural destination and strengthen its role in the international community. 

About Equatorial Guinea
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República 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. ="" 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

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