The new office of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) in Equatorial Guinea is located in the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce of Bioko, Malabo. These headquarters were opened on the morning of Saturday, June 13, by the Minister of Economy, Planning and Public Investment, Eucario Bakale Angüe.
The opening ceremony was attended by a delegation of the CPLP, led by its executive secretary, Isaac Murargy; the President and the Secretary General of the Company Confederation of the CPLP (CE-CPLP), Salimo Abdula and Jose Lobato, respectively; the Ambassador Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the community, Tito Mba Ada, and the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Bioko, Gregorio Boho Camo.
The office of the institution in Equatorial Guinea will coordinate the work of the private business sector in our country, and support the development of the Horizon 2020 plan. The Minister of Economy, Planning and Public Investment, Eucario Bakale Angüe, in his speech, said that the opening of this office demonstrates the full integration of our country into the community, which he considered as a “third world power”.
In his remarks, he reaffirmed that Equatorial Guinea is a country in the throes of diversifying its economy: “The Government of Equatorial Guinea is grateful for the visit of the high delegation. The businessmen of the CPLP will be privileged in the opportunities in our country’s areas of development, such as agriculture, among others,” he said.
For his part, the President of the CE-CPLP said that the dream of Equatorial Guinea being in the great family of the community is being fulfilled, and highlighted the dynamism that our country is demonstrating with its participation in the various activities of the institution.
The Executive Secretary of the CPLP, Isaac Murargy, also welcomed the creation of this office, and recalled the entry of our nation into the community: “The opening of this office is another step in the accession of Equatorial Guinea in the Community of CPLP.”
Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office