Thursday, August 12, 2010

Equatorial Guinea Advances Relations With International Community During Korea Summit

As part of Equatorial Guinea's (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) efforts to advance its relations with the international community, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is making an official visit to Korea.

President Obiang will meet with President Lee Myung-bak for a summit to support cooperation efforts in the energy and infrastructure construction areas, reported a Korean official. This is President Obiang's first visit to Korea since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1979.

As part of a broader effort by the government of Equatorial Guinea to improve the country's infrastructure for its citizens, President Obiang and President Lee will meet to coordinate efforts on different sectors such as gas, petroleum, energy and infrastructure. The presidents will also talk about how Korea's development experience can help Equatorial Guinea with its "Horizon 2020" development plan.

Equatorial Guinea has done considerable work toward upgrading and enhancing the country's infrastructure, such as investing in a new network system for sewage and wastewater treatment and rainwater drainage in the city of Malabo.