On 15th February the EITI-Equatorial Guinea national Commission delegation held an important meeting with the EITI International Secretariat in Oslo. The secretariat was represented by its Executive Director, Mark Robinson, the Regional Director, Francisco Paris, and Monica Osorio.
The EITI-Equatorial Guinea delegation was led by its president and Minister for Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Mbega Obiang Lima, accompanied by the representative of the Equatoguinean civic society, Agustin Moises Enguru Alene; the permanent national secretary, Jacinto Nguema Owono, and the general coordinator from the national secretariat, Anacleto Olo Fernandez.
The aim of the visit by the delegation was summarised in the official presentation of the following documents to Mark Robinson:
1. A letter of intention from the EITI National Commission to join the organisation. The letter covered in detail the full willingness of Equatorial Guinea in its willingness to adhere to the EITI standards with the entire group.
2. A report accompanying the letter, which reflects all the improvements and effort made by Equatorial Guinea since their last attempt to join the organisation.
3. An invitation to the EITI General Secretary to take part in the next APPO and CAPE7 Meeting of Ministers, to take place in Malabo.
With the dossier presented by the delegation, its president and Minister for Mines presented the reaffirmation of the country to continue with the membership process through compliance with EITI standards. In parallel, Mark Robinson demonstrated his willingness to support our country so that it can finally join the EITI.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office