The work of the V Invest in Africa Forum, which is taking place in the Republic of Congo, began today in Kintele, in the presence of various African Heads of State ans some invited delegations, under the banner “Seek investors to promote economic diversification and the creation of jobs in the African economy”. The Prime Minister, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, attended the opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony was preceded by eleven speeches. In the name of the Congolese Government, the Minister for Planning and the Minister for Public Works wished the distinguished guests a good stay, while the Chinese Vice.Minister for Finance, the Vice-President of the Chinese Development Bank and the Vice-President of the World Bank for the Middle East and Africa expressed their willingness to work with Africa, within the framework of South-South Cooperation.
Likewise, the President of the African Union Commission pointed out that the African continent had to adopt new policies in order to strengthen China-Africa cooperation.
The Congolese President, S. E. Denis Sassou Nguesso, mentioned the importance of cooperation between the Asian giant and Africa. To do that, he indicated the various works that his country had benefited from thanks to that cooperation.
He also pointed out that China is willing to work with all African countries, as the desire of the Asian giant is to help the African continent towards its development.
The forum was attended by various Heads of State and delegations such as the one from Equatorial Guinea, led by the Prime Minister, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue.
The ceremony concluded with the signing of various agreements between African financial institutions and the Chinese Development Bank.
The work of the forum is being organised by the Government of the Republic of Congo and the Chinese Finance Ministry, with financing from the World Bank group for the Middle East and Africa, together with support from the Chinese Development Bank.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office