Thursday, March 15, 2018

Equatorial Guinea President Calls for Mobilization of Investments in Solar Energy

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, called for the international mobilization of investments of more than one billion dollars in solar energy from now until 2030 at the International Solar Alliance Summit.

The mobilization of investment will facilitate and accelerate the large-scale deployment of more than one thousand gigawatts of solar energy to developing countries to meet their growing demand for energy.

The President highlighted the importance of international collective action to work for a cleaner world and noted Equatorial Guinea’s concern in regards to the global threat of climate change.

The Summit, established at the COP21 Climate Change Summit in Paris by France and India, is focused on leaving clean, affordable, and renewable energy to everyone through the promotion of green, clean, and sustainable energy.

The framework agreement of the Summit has been signed by 58 countries and ratified by 26, making it one of the most promising international coalitions to fight against climate change.

High-level officials and heads of state from 121 countries participated in the Summit, including the President of France and Prime Minister of India.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Vice President Receives Wide Praise for Pardons of Italian Citizens

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, pardoned two Italian citizens previously imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea.

The move received wide praise from Italian officials, including the Ambassador of Italy to Equatorial Guinea and the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Angelino Alfano.

The Vice President, who is also Head of State Defense and Security, is focused on strengthening national security and policing operations.

Equatorial Guinea enjoys strong relations with Italy, including an education agreement with the University of Perugia, scientific workshops with amphibian experts in regards to the biodiversity of Bioko Island, and food access and hunger issues with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) based in Italy.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Equatorial Guinea General Director of Statistics Active at United Nations to Improve Indicators of Sustainable Development Goals

The Director General of the National Institute of Statistics (INEGE) of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea participated in the 49th Session of the United Nations (UN) Statistical Committee to improve the indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Equatorial Guinea is committed to actively participate in sustainable development efforts and initiatives to promote social and economic development in the country, the African continent, and globally.

The Director General highlighted the importance of data and indicators to support the 2030 Agenda, statistical manual, household surveys, development of regional statistics, environmental and economic accounting, natural resources measurements, agriculture and rural strategies, labor and employment figures, climate change, and disability.

The Director General signed an extension of the technical cooperation agreement between the INEGE and the Institute of Statistics and Informatics of Peru to share experiences in the fields of accounting and households.

Equatorial Guinea is active at the UN and, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, has promoted national and regional commitments to the intergovernmental body.