Government intends to involve diplomatic missions in National Economic Conference

The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea wishes to involve accredited diplomatic missions and international organisations in the country in the work of the Third National Economic Conference, to be held soon.

This was the aim of a meeting held on the morning of Monday 25th February, at the headquarters of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, between the members of the Technical Organising Committee for the conference and ambassadors, heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

The meeting was overseen by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bonifacio Mitogo Bindang. During the meeting they spoke about the calendar, the agenda, the format and time line, the concept note, the resolution by the Presidency of the Government, and the preparatory programmes for the conference.

In collaboration with the South Korean Development Institute, international institutions and experts, it is expected that the technical part of the most important economic forum in the country will take place from 22nd to 26th April; while 2nd to 4th May will be reserved for the political part of the event.

The intention is thus to establish guidelines for the new 2020 development plan and its redirection up to 2035; including finance mechanisms, in order to give the green light to the aims of the new outlook designed for the next 16 years.

The eradication of poverty, social inclusion, sustainable peace, productivity and industrialisation, and environmental sustainability are the main areas to be broken down during the forum, the aim of which is to arrive at a diagnosis on economic diversification in Equatorial Guinea.

The idea, according to the Adviser in matters of National Statistics and Accounts, Mariluz Eseng Osa, is to establish the basis for the reorientation of the current plan Horizonte 2020, which covered the period from 2008 to 2017, with the aim of achieving greater fiscal consolidation in coordination with the Africa 2063 Agenda.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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