Delegation promotes bilateral trade and investment
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea
Feb. 5, 2013
's Vice Minister of Commerce and Industry, Elizabeth Thabethe, brought a
South African delegation
this week to explore business opportunities and enhance bilateral relations.
There are a total of 13 representatives from various South African companies participating in the delegation. The group arrived
Monday, February 4, 2013
and will be leaving
Friday, February 8, 2013
"This mission will be taking place within the context of
's strategic engagement with the rest of the continent, aimed at supporting
's economic revival, socioeconomic development and promoting
," Thabethe said.
Over the course of the week, the delegates will meet with Equatorial Guinean business representatives and participate in a trade and investment seminar. According to an article in
The New Age
the program will specifically focus on sectors such as agro-processing, infrastructure, electro-technical and capital and mining equipment.
President Obiang has recently been working to enhance cooperation between African countries in a variety of sectors. In 2011, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo visited
to improve trade and investment relations. The exchange reflects growing cooperation between African countries, specifically
About Equatorial Guinea
Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial
) is the only Spanish-speaking country in
, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply.
Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa.
The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit
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