Michael Jackson's Brother to Participate in Agricultural and Cultural Projects
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial), Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, invited Marlon Jackson, brother of the late King of Pop, and Alfred Dixon, former mayor of Greenevers, North Carolina, to the country to discuss potential partnerships in the agricultural and cultural sectors of the country. The two guests presented proposals to the Government focused on agriculture projects that will help move the country toward a sustainable and emergent economy.
Equatorial Guinea, under the leadership of President Obiang, is working to rapidly become a more effective and transparent government. In its efforts to boost the agriculture sector, the Ministry of Agriculture, has led the efforts to conduct awareness tours, promote coffee and cacao, focus on attaining food self-sufficiency in the country in order to support and improve the agriculture sector. The government has also invested in promoting the cultural sector by promoting culture and raising the level of literacy in the society, celebrating music festivals, and supporting the national ballet, among other initiatives.
The delegation met with the President of the CICTE (Council for Scientific and Technological Research), Leandro Mbomio, the Director-General of the Culture and Information, Radio and Television, Rufino Ndong Esono and Teobaldo Nchaso Matomba, among other government officials.
Marlon Jackson will also participate in the planning of the promotion and marketing of UNESCO's Slave Route project. Equatorial Guinea along other African countries is involved in the intercultural program developed to reflect on the history of slavery and the diaspora.
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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