A total of fourteen delegations from African countries, including Equatorial Guinea, attended the VI African and Spanish Port-Maritime Women Day in African House in the Canaries.
The Equatorial Guinea Consul General in the Canaries, Emerenciana Mangue Obiang Esidang, took part alongside the Equatoguinean delegation from Malabo in this VI Day which aims that African ports become more and more important and competitive, and promote the generation of tourism and cruises, among other things.
The day is celebrated every year, and is one of the training initiatives normally provided by the Las Palmas Port Foundation, in collaboration with the West and Central Africa Maritime and Port Network for Professional Women.
It brought together around seventy women from the port sector from various African countries, such as Burkina Faso, Benin, Congo, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Togo and Morocco.
The Deputy Director General of the West and Central Africa Maritime and Port Network for Professional Women, Aribot AA�ssata Toure. highlighted “the role played by the African woman” today, and the important positions occupied in the maritime and port sectors.
In addition, Luis Ibarra Betancor, President of the Las Palmas Port Authority, said that: The coordination of Las Palmas with the ports of Africa is a project which will allow everyone to win. Our port is the third most important in Spain, and is a shop window for African products, with low tariff costs”.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea