GULF OF GUINEA COMMISSION SUMMIT BEGINS IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA

The Second Extraordinary Session of Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Gulf of Guinea Commission (CGG) begins Monday in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea.

Discussions will focus mainly on the analysis of the organization’s revitalization strategy, the related action plan (2015-2018), as well as the budget (2016-2017).

The Heads of State and Government of CGG will also analyze the application for accession to the Treaty on the Gulf of Guinea Commission, made by the Republic of Ghana.

The Second Extraordinary Session of Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Gulf of Guinea Commission was preceded by a meeting of experts held from Aug 30 to Sept 2 and a meeting of the Council of Ministers, Saturday.

The second session was convened by the acting chairperson of the organization and president of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

In Equatorial Guinea capital, are expected statesmen and representatives of eight CGG member countries, namely, Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, DRC and Republic of Congo.

The Gulf of Guinea Commission is a sub-regional organization created on July 3, 2001, in Libreville, Gabon, by five states: Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, Nigeria, Congo and the host country. Seven years later (2008), the treaty was ratified by three more countries, namely Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea holds the presidency of CGG since Aug 10, 2013. The headquarters of the organization is in Angola, who is also the vice chair.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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