Tuesday, June 29, 2010

President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea Meets With Archbishop Desmond Tutu During 2010 Global Forum

Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo met with religious figure and Nobelist, Archbishop Desmond Tutu on a recent visit to Cape Town, South Africa for the 2010 Global Forum sponsored by TIME/Fortune/CNN. The private meeting between President Obiang and Archbishop Desmond Tutu lasted about half an hour.

The two met before President Obiang's historic speech in South Africa that outlined a five-point reform and transparency program for Equatorial Guinea. Numerous world leaders, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and hundreds of international businesses leaders and investors assembled in Cape Town for the three-day event.

During the meeting, President Obiang and Archbishop Desmond Tutu discussed various issues, including African current affairs. Most importantly, it was an opportunity for the two to meet each other personally and discuss the possibility of future meetings and collaboration.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is world famous for his fight against apartheid, and for being the first South African that was ordained as an Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.