Signing of agreements in the CPLP Business Conference

In addition to the opening of its new headquarters in Malabo, the CPLP delegation visiting our country has used its stay to organize a business conference that concluded with the signing of various work and cooperation agreements.

A delegation of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) has been in Equatorial Guinea in recent days, for various cooperative activities and work, including meetings with members of the Government and personalities of the country, and the opening of the new headquarters of the institution, located in the very Chamber of Commerce of Bioko, in Malabo.

During their stay, they also held a business conference of the CPLP, which took place on June 13 and 14 at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

The meeting began with a presentation on how to create strategies and improve the business climate in the wider region of the CPLP, which is currently 31% of the world population. The dynamics for economic diversification, the development of microcompanies, the need to promote dialogue and technical assistance were some of the issues that were discussed in this conference. Other issues that were analyzed were concerning the need to ensure a safe environment for businesses, and governments to provide activities that help the private sector.

One of the most valuable points was the need to unify the objectives to facilitate a true community, and not just a group of countries, in order to encourage companies in the region, and protect and promote their production.

The Executive Secretary of the CPLP, Isaac Murargy, said the integration of Equatorial Guinea in the organization is like returning home, because historically our country belongs to this community.

The president of the Chamber of Commerce of Bioko, Gregorio Boho Camo, reaffirmed that this is a good opportunity to contribute together to the Development Program Horizon 2020, on which the Government of Equatorial Guinea is working. And he recalled that the chamber, as an institution that coordinates the business sector in the country, is fully involved in this process.

The conference concluded with the signing of various agreements, such as the one signed between the Government and the CPLP.

Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet)

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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