posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – June 17th, 2012
During his stay in the U.S. city, on an official visit, the Head of State took time with the Equatorial Guinean students, who he asked that they strive in their studies so that, once completed, they can return and contribute to the development of the country.
The meeting took place in the presence of several members of the Government delegation led by H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, such as the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in the United States, Purification Angue Ondo and the Permanent Ambassador Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba. Our country’s consul in Houston, Domingo Mba Esono, described the meeting as cordial thanks to the warmth of the reception.
Anatolio Ndong Mba assessed the impact of the Forum of Investment Opportunities in Equatorial Guinea and the current level of relations of friendship that unite our country with the United States. The President added that he is “the man who guarantees peace and wellbeing of the people of Equatorial Guinea.”
On his part, the Head of State, in his reflections to the students, told them that “you are here to educate yourselves and you must do so to be good cadres and help your country, because Equatorial Guinea needs professional cadres.”
The current existence in Equatorial Guinea of mass immigration because of insufficient national manpower was another aspect that H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo revealed to the Equatorial Guinean students, whom he reminded of their obligation to provide their grain of sand for the country’s development.
-“We, as adults, have worked hard and continue to work, we want Equatorial Guinea to be an emerging country by 2020, and that is not going to happen achieve theoretically. Therefore, we insist on the training of young people, because we are currently giving more importance to youth, and that is also why the new Government we have just formed consists of young people who we must begin to guide so they know how to manage the political and administrative aspects of the State.”
Moreover, the President said that Equatorial Guinea is small in size, but the greatness of a nation is not measured by its geographical boundaries, but in the ability of its men and “the successes achieved by Equatorial Guinea through the responsibilities that have been entrusted to it, and which have been achieved thanks to the talent of its cadres.”
Finally, the Head of State offered financial support to all the students to cover their education costs.
At noon on Tuesday, the presidential couple and their entourage left Houston for Washington, where the President also carried out official activities.