Tomas Mecheba Fernandez, Minister of State for Tourism, received the People’s Republic of China Plenipotentiary Extraordinary Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Chen Guoyou, with whom he covered matters of mutual interest between the two republics.
Among the matters covered were those relating to the promotion of a bilateral joint effort so that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea becomes a tourist destination for the Chinese; support for the minister in his official visit to Ethiopia to attend a tourism fair, and a meeting with the Chinese delegation attending the fair.
Other points covered were related to the invitation issued by the Chinese plenipotentiary to take part in the 22nd Assembly of the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), which will take place in the month of September in the People’s Republic of China, together with the participation of an Equatoguinean delegation at another tourism fair, in the same republic, from 20th to 22nd October.
Chen Guoyou, in his short declaration to the press, stated that he had gone to the department for Tourism to further strengthen cooperation between the two states in the sector: “Equatorial Guinea is a small country in terms of size, but it has an abundance of national tourism resources, and I believe that cooperation between our two countries can provide huge extensive prospects. We are aware that cooperation between Equatorial Guinea and China rests on equality and mutual benefit”.
Ambassador Gouyou concluded his words by highlighting that this new initiative would help China and Equatorial Guinea transform this tourism cooperation into a new driving force, with the boost of the bilateral agreements signed between the two States.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea