There were six audiences granted on 25th April to various national and international experts and development partners at the III National Economic Conference, who were presented to the Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue. The meeting was attended by the Minister for Finance, the Economy and Planning, Cesar Augusto Mba Abogo.
The first group to be received was from the United nations System, and the International Labor Organization, led by Mady Biaye, resident Representative of UNFPA in Equatorial Guinea.
Among other issues, they covered the baseline for the Sustainable Development Goals in Equatorial Guinea, and active participation of the various United Nations System Agencies in this first part of the event.
Immediately after that, the second group made up of experts from the World bank and the International Monetary Fund, led by the Director of the World bank for Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, Alice Ouedraogo and the IMF representative in our country, Christian Henn.
The issues raised by this group were related to the financing of development, the eradication of poverty, and a diagnosis of the integration of commerce for Equatorial Guinea.
Adalbert and Hanza Monsour, experts from the African Development bank, formed the third audience of the day, in which they spoke to the Prime Minister on the analysis of the value chain for the timber sector in Equatorial Guinea, and on the AfDB financial products and services; topics that have been presented this week at the economic conference.
A group of professionals from the Korean Development Institute (KDI) also spoke to Obama Asue regarding its contribution to the III NEC. In its case, KDI, through its presentation, provided information on the various stages the country had gone through in economic terms, from the 60s to the present, and its international experience on mechanisms for financing development.
Along the same lines, a group of independent experts, including Equatoguineans who perform their functions in and out of Equatorial Guinea, also joined the list of audiences on the day, as did the delegation from the Central African States Development Bank (BDEAC), made up of NadAge Bongouande and Jean Paterne Megne Ekoga, resident representative in Equatorial Guinea and BDEAC director of operations, who presented the topic of the experiences of this banking institution in matters of financing development.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office