President Obiang Meets With U.S. Ambassador

Jun 15, 2010, 10:20 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and United States Ambassador Alberto Fernandez met yesterday to discuss relations between Equatorial Guinea and the U.S.

"We both enjoyed the meeting," Ambassador Alberto Fernandez said. "For us it is very useful to know President Obiang's outlook on international relations."

The meeting focused on international policy issues and the cordial relationship between the two countries. Equatorial Guinea continues to view the U.S. as a vital partner and is committed to further strengthening the relationship.

Also present at the meeting was the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Pastor Micha Ondo Bile. President Obiang recently returned from South Africa, where he attended the opening ceremonies of the 2010 World Cup.

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

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SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea