Minister for Regional Integration at 7th CEEAC Meeting

The Equatorial Guinea Minister for Regional Integration, Baltasar Engonga Edjo, took part in the 7th Extraordinary Meeting of the CEEAC ( Economic Community of Central African States), held on 28th and 29th April, together with the Secretary of State, Charged with Financial Control, Eusebio Ipico Penda.

At the meeting they spoke of the need to accelerate the process of institutional reform. The ministers for Regional Integration from Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad, SAPound o Tome and Principe, Central African Republic and Burundi promised to comply with the mandate from the Conference of Heads of State and Governments, held last November in Libreville (Gabon), the headquarters of the CEEAC.

According to this organisation which brings together ten States, at the forum they also spoke about accelerating the process of reform, and the free trade zone, together with the economic budget for 2017, and an operational budget of 1,920,702,000 Franco CFA was approved.

Furthermore, member States were requested to pay their contributions, so that the General Secretary had the necessary financial resources.

The council insisted on the need for the Steering Committee to respect the programme on the route map, covering the period of May 2017 to August 2018.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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