Speech by Minister for Mines at APPO Congress

Gabriel Mbega Obiang Lima, Minister for Mines and Hydrocarbons, gave a speech to the VII APPO CAPE Congress, in which he welcomed the participation of all those present and asked for the collaboration of the Government in the development of the petroleum sector.

The minister highlighted the fact that a total of 900 delegates were attending the congress, 400 from our country and 38 from nationalities from around the world, such as Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo and Chad, among others.

He also pointed out that a total of 13 national companies were taking part from nations such as Congo, Cameroon, Benin, Chad, Mozambique and Angola, together with the two Equatoguinean national companies. Also taking part are Ministers for Hydrocarbons from Congo, Chad, Sudan, Niger and Gabon, among others.

Mbega Obiang Lima added that the aim of the congress is to maintain a dialogue between company and Government, a space to come together and back the sector, at a moment in which the whole of Africa should agree on an energy policy.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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