In an interview, Equatorial Guinea's Ambassador to the United States, Ruben Maye Nsue Mangue, discusses his country's efforts to diversify the economy and increase international investment, specifically with the United States.
Equatorial Guinea’s economy
over the last two decades has been based only on the development and promotion
of oil and gas industry. “Now after we celebrated the second national economic
conference in 2007, the Government of Equatorial Guinea has decided to
diversify our economy, so one of our main objectives now is to invite U.S.
investors, U.S companies, public and private sector, to participate in the
diversification of our national economy. We want to develop now our national
agriculture, infrastructure. We want to develop tourism. We want to also
develop services,” said Ambassador Nsue Mangue.
Ambassador Nsue Mangue
concluded by saying, “The diversification of our national economy is important
in order to guarantee the life and the security of our population. To have a
country where they have, not only oil and gas energy products, but also where
they can have a country with food security and other important sector
development like health, education, etc.”