Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Equatorial Guinea Implements Economic And Social Development Plan, Says Second Vice President At United Nations General Assembly

National Development Plan Objectives Exceed Millennium Development Goals
Equatorial Guinea has implemented its Horizon 2020 development plan, which aligns with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), said Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Second Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Head of Defense and State Security, at the United Nations General Assembly.

During his opening remarks, Obiang Mangue said that upon completion of the MDGs program, Equatorial Guinea has successfully reached and surpassed its objectives. He also highlighted the country’s development plan objectives. “Equatorial Guinea’s development plan, Horizon 2020, aims to build basic infrastructure of international order to improve productivity and accelerate economic growth, reinforce human capital and improve the quality of life of its citizens, build a diversified economy based on four sectorial pillars: energy and mining sector, fisheries and aquaculture, agriculture and livestock and finally, the service sector, and implement quality governance to serve the public.”

Obiang Mangue said that Equatorial Guinea fully shares the concern of the rest of the international community regarding climate change. “The Amazon in South America and the Congo Basin in Central Africa represent the world’s lungs to conserve the environment and biodiversity and they require special attention in the upcoming Paris Conference on climate change,” he said.

Vice President Obiang Mangue concluded, “We want to express our commitment as a member of the United Nations to contribute in all processes that lead to improving the functioning of this global organization."