Minister for Mines attends Oil&Gas Meeting Day in Las Palmas

A senior delegation from the Ministry for Mines and Hydrocarbons, led by the Minister, Gabriel Mbega Obiang Lima, together with the Director general of Sonagas, Juan Ndong, chiefs from Gepetrol, the national association of service companies in the hydrocarbons sector (NAHSCO), and the Consul in the Canaries, Emerenciana Mangue Obiang, took part in the third edition of Oil & Gas Meeting Day, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, under the title “The Offshore Energy Challenge”.

The president of the Ports Authority, Juan Jose Cardona, was the first to speak, and he highlighted the importance of the oil sector in the Port of Las Palmas and the Las Palmas community.

For his part, the Minister Mbega Obiang began his speech with words of thanks for the organisation of the event, and to all the participants at the conference; he also announced in detail the events that his ministry plans to hold, such as the APPO CAPE VII Congress and Exhibition, from 2nd to 5th April, and the 5th GEFC Gas Summit, from 26th to 29th November, in Equatorial Guinea.

The Minister used the occasion to invite the global energy sector to take part in the Equatorial Guinea Energy Year 2019 initiative, we are inviting our international partners to invest with us in technology, infrastructures and education and exchange their experiences with us”.

On the same day, the Minister and Consul held a meeting with the president of the Canaries Chamber of Commerce, Jose Juan Sanchez, in which they exchanged opinions in matters of collaboration, such as the training of young entrepreneurs, tourism, and connectivity between Gran Canaria and Malabo.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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