The starting pistol was fired for the Council of Ministers from the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, held in Lome (Togo), which is of particular importance for Equatorial Guinea as, following years of work and negotiations, one of the main aims of the meetings was to ratify our country as the headquarters for South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
Finally, on 29th May, the decision was fully ratified, making our country the global capital for South-South and Triangular Cooperation. The aim is to open an office in Malabo, which will be the nerve centre for the exchange of key information and solutions supporting the development of the 79 countries from three different continents that make up the ACP Group.
This important office will house an experienced team of experts who will provide support and practical know-how, in order to ensure optimum quality in the exchange of knowledge, and to provide support at the highest political level.
The Equatorial Guinea Embassy in Brussels, and specifically the Ambassador, Carmelo Nvono-Nca, has been working for over five years on this important project, which without doubt will grant our country incalculable potential with respect to visibility, credibility, confidence, security, respect and clear expectations for the successful development of sectors such as trade, tourism and industry.
Nvono-Nca was appointed Ambassador in Brussels in 2011, receiving the express mandate from President Obiang to position our country within the sphere of international politics, to form an exclusive part of political and economic associations within a global context.
After having held the ACP Group Summit in our country in 2012, specifically at the Palace of Conferences in Sipopo, President Obiang, through his declarations at that summit, focussed his efforts on boosting South-South and Triangular Cooperation, and this became one of the main aims on the agenda of the Equatorial Guinea Embassy in the Belgian capital.
Finally, seven years after beginning his mandate as Head of the diplomatic Mission in Belgium and before the European Union, the Ambassador Nvono-Nca has brought the global headquarters for South-South and Triangular Cooperation to our country.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea