The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, strengthened relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during an official visit by the Crown Prince, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.
The Vice President highlighted the strong relations between the two countries and discussed areas of mutual cooperation including diplomatic and economic matters.
Equatorial Guinea and the UAE are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding to outline the technical aspects of the cooperation proposal, which will further strengthen bilateral ties.
Equatorial Guinea and the UAE enjoy strong bilateral relations and constantly collaborate on a broad range of mutual interests, including investment in agriculture, education, and energy.
Recently, the Equatorial Guinea Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, met with his counterpart from the UAE, HE Suhail Al Mazroui, and 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 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.