Prime Minister oversees preparations for III Economic Conference

On 12th June, the Prime Minister, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, met the Government commission to present the work that the Conference Organising Committee has been doing to date in preparation for the National Economic Conference, which is soon to take place in our country.

In accordance with Decree Number 74/2018, of 21st April, sanctioned by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the III Economic Conference is called and the terms of reference under which it will take place are set.

The meeting dealt with this single matter, and was attended by members of the conference organising structures. The importance of the event was underlined at the meeting, together with the measures to adopt in order to guarantee its success.

Obama Asue, in his speech, pointed out the achievements obtained by the country in the last decade, thanks to the implementation of the sixteen major programmes under the Horizonte 2020 Development Plan. In addition, he mentioned the challenges which remain to be met, and declared that in the Third National Economic Conference they will analyse and debate multiple options available for the realignment of the 2020 Agenda adopted in 2008, in order that the Government can address the multiple transformations that are currently taking place in the world in general, and in Equatorial Guinea in particular.

For his part, the Minister for Finance, the Economy and Planning, Lucas Abaga Nchama, indicated the importance of the preliminary sessions in order to guarantee the success of work before the conference, in order to adopt a fresh development strategy and continue progressing towards a more prosperous society.

Cesar Augusto Mba Abogo, Secretary of State for Finance, the Economy and Planning, Charged with Monitoring of the Equatorial Guinea 2020 Programme, in his capacity as President of the Technical Secretariat of the Conference, presented the basis documents, highlighting the fact that the conference will feature two main events. The first will be of a technical nature, and will last a maximum of five days, covering the strategies to implement in each of the various sector blocks. The second, featuring political debates, will last approximately two days, and it is hoped that the document arising from the first event will be adopted.

The three Vice Prime Ministers, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, A�ngel Mesie Mibuy and Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, also attended the meeting.

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

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