Friday, March 30, 2018

Equatorial Guinea and the UAE Discuss African Investment, Strengthen Bilateral Relations

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, HE Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, this week discussed African investment with his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HE Suhail Al Mazroui, and further strengthened bilateral relations with the Gulf state.

The Ministers discussed the important role of Equatorial Guinea and other African nations in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and investment opportunities for the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries in Equatorial Guinea.

Equatorial Guinea and the UAE enjoy strong bilateral relations and constantly collaborate on a broad range of mutual interests, including on trade and investment. Equatorial Guinea hosted the IV Africa-Arab World Summit in 2016 at the Sipopo Conference Center in Malabo.


During the Summit, the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, HE Agapito Mba Mokuy, called for continued close cooperation between African and Arab countries.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Invests in Rural Sector, Strengthens Bilateral Relations with China

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is committed to advancing and investing in the country’s rural sector through international partnerships, including with the People’s Republic of China Minister for Agriculture, further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

Equatorial Guinea is set to guarantee the food supply and transform the country’s rural sector through a series of committed investments.

The Minister from China highlighted the importance of policies in regards to constantly advancing technology as well as the country’s experience with dealing with food security issues in Africa.

Agricultural experts from Equatorial Guinea were also invited to China to conduct research and study farming solutions.

Equatorial Guinea and China enjoy strong bilateral relations, particularly in regards to education and cultural exchange, as well as commercial investment. The two have mutual areas of cooperation including tourism, good governance, sustainable development, and trade.


The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, was recently invited to the upcoming China-Africa Forum, which will be held in September.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Equatorial Guinea and Mozambique Strengthen Bilateral Energy Relations, Set to Cooperate on Mining and Natural Gas

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, HE Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, this strengthened bilateral energy relations and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mining and natural gas with his counterpart from Mozambique, HE Ernesto Max Elias Tonela.

The MoU is the latest in a series of energy agreements set to strengthen bilateral relations with Equatorial Guinea and other African countries.

Equatorial Guinea, in the MoU, agreed to the exchange of information, knowledge and experience in regards to petroleum and mining policy. Equatorial Guinea will share its vast technical assistance and advice on natural gas monetization and infrastructure building with Mozambique.

In return, Equatorial Guinea will receive from Mozambique assistance in the development of its mining sector.

The Minister also met with the Directors of the National Institute of Petroleum and the National Institute of Mines while in Mozambique, as well the Chairman and CEO of the National Hydrocarbons Company.


Equatorial Guinea and Mozambique enjoy strong bilateral relations in regards to energy. Equatorial Guinea is committed to sustainable energy development and knowledge sharing on the African continent.