posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com
The President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, attended as guest of honor the 2011 Leon H. Sullivan Honors Event. The act, which is now one of the major cultural events of Washington, D.C., honors individuals committed to improving the lives of the disadvantaged and vulnerable persons of Africa.
-“I feel honored to attend this event, which awards persons who have been dedicated to bringing peace and unity to Africa,” said President Obiang in Washington D. C. “The Sullivan Foundation has played an essential role in the promotion of humanitarian development in the region and, as leader of the African Union, I am pleased to share my gratitude.”
This year, besides President Obiang, John A. Kufuor, former president of Ghana; Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria and Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan will attend as guests of honor.
-“This is a great opportunity for African leaders to come together, and show our commitment to social, political and economic development to the international community,” stated President Obiang, adding that: “as a nation, we have made significant advances recently, and this is our opportunity to obtain recognition for it.”
In past years, former president William J. Clinton; former president George W. Bush; General Colin Powell, the current President of Ruanda, Paul Kagame, and the current Secretary of State of the United States, Hillary Clinton, among others, were honored by the Sullivan Foundation.
This year, the Leon H. Sullivan Honors Event was held in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.