On 20th August, in Bali, the Indonesia-Africa Infrastructure Dialogue Forum 2019 opened The Vice-President of the Republic, H. E. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, as representative of the Equatoguinean Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, attended the opening ceremony of the forum as guest of honour.
In the opening speech at the forum, the Indonesian president, H. E. Joko Widodo, stated that his Government will continue to cooperate with African countries, in order to develop the infrastructure sector on our continent.
In addition to thanking those present for their presence, he highlighted the importance of developing the infrastructure sector, in order to serve as a nexus for the union between peoples. In this context, he declared the interest of his country in continuing to strengthen South-South Cooperation.
In order to bring this about, the Indonesian Government has proposed a fund of 822 million US dollars for investment in African projects, the fruit of agreements signed with African countries during the 2018 Economic Forum.
After the opening ceremony, the Indonesian Head of State received the Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue. During the meeting, the two leaders focussed their conversations of strengthening the relations of friendship and cooperation, and declared their willingness to consolidate the relationship uniting Malabo and Jakarta.
To do that, the two parties committed to signing various agreements by the Foreign Ministers from their respective countries. Among these, there is a framework for cooperation and an agreement for the exemption of visas for holders of diplomatic, official and service passports.
Indonesia and Equatorial Guinea share a similar experience. At the national Economic Conference of 2007, in the city of Bata, the Equatoguinean Government adopted the national development plan Horizonte 2020, with the aim of providing the country with infrastructures. A similar programme was adopted by the Indonesian Government.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office