On March 25 the International Donors Conference in support of Guinea Bissau took place, organized by the European Union together with the Government of the country and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
The most notable feature of the International Donors Conference, held in Brussels (Belgium), was the promise of contribution of over one billion Euros by the more than seventy delegations from around the world attending the forum, including Equatorial Guinea. Represented by the Minister of Commerce and Business Development, Celestino Bonifacio Bakale Obiang, the Equatorial Guinean country announced it will contribute a generous sum.
The magnificent outcome of the conference demonstrates the strong commitment of the international community for countries in difficulties, such as once was the case of Mali, and at present Guinea Bissau, to achieve the path of development, education and peace.
Other highlights were the bilateral meetings held by Minister Celestino Bonifacio Bakale with senior representatives of a total of five countries: Spain, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Guinea Bissau; as well as with members of two reputable organizations: the Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) and the Pan-African Chamber of Commerce in Brussels.
In each of the meetings, the aim was to strengthen relations among the attending parties. After the audience with the Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau, the most fruitful of all, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo’s commitment to solidarity with the country in its reconstruction process at all levels within the framework of bilateral cooperation was transmitted.
Source: Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office