The Director General for Interior Trade from the Ministry for Trade, Javier Clemente Engonga, is leading the technical delegation from our country that will attend, from 5th to 24th July, in Beijing (People’s Republic of China) a Seminar on Free Trade Negotiations and the Equatorial Guinea Free Trade Zone.
The seminar, which was also attended by representatives from the ministerial departments for Trade, Foreign Affairs, and Finance, was organised by the Ministry for Trade from the People’s Republic of China, through the office of the Economic and Trade Advisers from the People’s Republic of China Embassy in Equatorial Guinea.
This course is the fruit of the strengthening of relations between the governments of China and Africa, in drawing up ten plans to boost cooperation between China and Africa, announced by the President, H. E. Xi Jinping, at the Johannesburg Summit of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum 2015.
The main aim is to promote and facilitate trade and investment between the two regions, as China is prepared to sign free trade agreements (FTA) with African countries, and open its market to our continent.
For the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the sub-region, a FTA with China means having a fast, priority route of entry for national and sub-regional products, and entry to the largest market in the world, while it would transform our country into the centre for Chinese investment and cooperation in Africa.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea