posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 18, 2011 www.equatorialguineaonline.com The President of Equatorial Guinea announced today that the country has donated two million Euros to aid victims of the famine in Somalia. President Obiang also encouraged the citizens of Equatorial Guinea to contribute to the relief effort, and the government has established a system for citizens to make contributions at local banks.
“This aid is a humanitarian donation to help the severe famine affecting the lives of over eleven million people in Somalia,” President Obiang said on Wednesday. Obiang went on to state “help the brothers, sisters, mothers and children of Somalia.”
The citizens’ donations collected in the country will be deposited in banks in the Malabo. The AU (African Union) members, led by Chairman Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, will meet at an international conference to be held in Addis Ababa on August 25th to review progress on aid to Somalia.
Following Equatorial Guinea’s policy of promoting unity and solidarity, the country donated $500,000 to Japan after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Equatorial Guinea’s effort toward a unified and prosperous nation is one of the development goals established by President Obiang in his ambitious Horizon 2020 program.