Posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – May 29th, 2012
The meeting, which was held in South Africa between May 23 and 25, was attended by, among others, the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea. The main conference of the event coincided with May 25, the date that also commemorates Africa Day.
Following the statements by the President of Benin and the current rotating Chairman of the African Union, Thomas Boni Yayi, the Chairman of the African Union Commission (AU), Jean Ping, and the host President, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea said in his speech that “this occasion allows us to treat the problem of the African diaspora in the world and fight for their increased presence in the continent’s economic development.”
The President also noted the importance of ensuring security in Africa, of developing cooperation with influential countries and combating the instabilities that occur in different parts of the planet.
Therefore, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has also reaffirmed that “this summit is an opportunity to explore measures that Africa should put in place, for its integration and the integration of the diaspora.”