Minister for Mines at 82nd EITI Global Conference

ConferenceOn the morning of Wednesday 19th June, the Minister for Mines and Hydrocarbons, and National President of EITI, Gabriel Mbega Obiang Lima, accompanied by a four-member delegation from his department, arrived in Paris, and were received by the accredited Equatorial Guinea Ambassador to France, Miguel Oyono Ndong Mifumu.

The presence of Mbega Obiang Lima in France was to attend the plenary sessions of the 82nd Global Conference of the Extraction Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which took place on 18th and 19th June in Paris.

The Minister for Mines gave a speech in which he reiterated the interest of Equatorial Guinea in the success and development of projects outlined by EITI, while expressing his thanks to the International Secretary of the organisation for inviting Equatorial Guinea to the conference and subsequent recognition of the progress of our country.

During his stay in France, Mbega Obiang Lima held various meetings with the representative of Publish What You Pay (PWYP), a group of civil society organisations that promote financial transparency in the extractive industry. He also exchanged views with authorities from countries interested in the EITI initiative, such as the Minister for Mines from Congo Brazzaville, and the Director General for natural Resources from SAPound o Tome and Principe.

The working schedule for the Minister for Mines closed in France with a bilateral meeting held between the Equatoguinean delegation and the President of EITI, Helen Clark.

Source: Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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