The Equatorial Guinea Consul in the Canaries, Emerenciana Mangue Obiang Esidang, attended at Casa Africa the opening of the “Perspectives for economic growth in Africa” International Economic Forum, at a meeting that was also attended by Ministers and senior figures from six African countries, and a representative from the African Union (AU).
The opportunities and obstacles for economic growth in Africa and for young entrepreneurs as promoters of economic development, were some of the topics dealt with at the forum, where the Spanish Government, and the Canaries Government in particular, pressed for a strengthening in relations with the African continent.
The African continent is one of the main priorities in our foreign policy”, recalled the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis Quecedo.
Along the same lines, the President of the Government of the Canaries, Fernando Clavijo, stressed that his executive wished to strengthen a programme of cross-border cooperation with the epicentre in the Canaries and the intention of addressing Africa. For his part, the Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Augusto Hidalgo, pointed out that the presence scenario of economic growth “shows a hopeful shared prosperous horizon”, with the city of Gran Canaria as a “hub between the continents”.
Among the representatives from the African continent was the Minister for Trade and Industry from Ghana, Alan Kyerematen; the Minister fro Tourism from Cape Verde, Jose Da Silva, and the Director for Economic Affairs from the African Union Commission, Rene N’Guetia Kouassi.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea