Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Foreign Affairs Discusses Education, Health and International Cooperation in Equatorial Guinea

Agapito Mba Mokuy, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation participated on an open forum to demystify Equatorial Guinea at the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation Summit, held on August 20-23 in the capital city of Malabo.

Minister of Foreign Affairs said that in the past, Equatorial Guinea virtually had no schools, but that they have developed a strong education program and now have some of the best universities in the region. According to Minister Mba Mokuy, UNESCO released statistics saying that the country’s literacy rate is 93 percent. “All of this is thanks to the one leading the Republic of Equatorial Guinea – Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.”

Minister Mba Mokuy continued to talk about other programs that have significantly improved within the nation in the last 50 years. He discussed the level at which the government has invested in its health sector, stating that Equatorial Guinea has invested more in the field than any other African country. He closed by addressing the country’s position in the international community and how it has improved as a result of President Obiang’s efforts to enhance national development.