President interviewed by international press agency USA Today

The journalist Fatima Bigeriego, from USA Today, interviewed the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, on 28th January. The meeting comes within a series of interviews that various European and American media outlets, working on the issue of economic and social growth in emerging countries, are carrying out to mark the Anniversary of 50 years of National Independence.

The interview covered various aspects with respect to economics, energy, oil resources, relations with the North American business administration, and 50 years in Equatorial Guinea since gaining Independence.

Along those lines, the achievements were highlighted which have led to an improvement in the lives of citizens, a priority that the leader of the nation stressed was one of the aims of his Government.

H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo described as excellent the relations that Equatorial Guinea has with the United States, as one of the main development partners; and he made it clear that the Government is prepared to welcome investment in other sectors, above all in the agriculture industry and in the transformation of national resources for the diversification of the economy.

In addition he pointed out other advances, such as bureaucratic ease when promoting national and international investment, and the creation of the Single Business Window, to prevent corruption and guarantee foreign capital.

At another moment, the Head of State mentioned the aims of the two national economic conferences organised to date, together with perspectives regarding the third, which is to be held soon.

Peace, political and social harmony, respect for foreign investment and the establishment of international balance were some of the other key points covered by the President, in order to position the Equatoguinean nation as a benchmark within the global context.

To conclude, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo invited companies to invest in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, due to its favourable business climate and its model of coexistence in peace and security.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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