Thursday, October 27, 2016

Equatorial Guinea Hosts Roundtable on U.S. Investment

The Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea recently discussed the friendly business climate and many investment opportunities offered by the country at the roundtable on U.S. investment the Embassy hosted.

The Ministers of Economy, Planning and Public Investment, Eucario Bakale Angüe, and Finance and Budget, Miguel Obiang Engonga Eyang, hosted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington to discuss the investments.

The opportunities spanned Equatorial Guinea’s various sectors, including agriculture, fisheries, tourism, and finance.

The officials from Equatorial Guinea highlighted the achievements of Government over the last decade, including infrastructure, education, public health, and the strengthening the foundations of good governance.

The event was also attended by the Director for Africa, Leila Ndiaye; Deputy Secretary of the Africa Bureau at the State Department, Peter Barlerin; Dr. Katy Gonder of Drexel University; as well as representatives from US companies interested in investing in Equatorial Guinea including Hess, Baker Hughes, and Arvida Natucal Holdings LLC, among others. 

Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to continue efforts to increase the numbers and presence of US companies in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.