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The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, was at the G20 Summit in representation of the African continent, as acting Chairman of the African Union.
The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea arrived on Wednesday afternoon at the Côte d’Azur international airport of Nice, to attend the G20 Summit that is being held these days in the French city of Cannes. The G20 is the group of the twenty most industrialized countries of the planet and the Equatorial Guinean Head of State went as Chairman of the AU.
In his speech during the Summit, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo addressed the great international leaders to state that “the G20 is a great opportunity to show the Heads of States that Africa is a united continent, that we are working towards progress and development.” In addition, Obiang Nguema urged the leaders of the G20 “to pay more attention to our continent”. “We are growing at a rapid pace and we offer great opportunities for foreign investment”, said the Equatorial Guinean President.

In this meeting of the G20, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is showing the international political leaders the progress that Equatorial Guinea, like the rest of Africa, is making in its race to solve the problems of development and political stability. For this reason, during the period as Chairman of the AU, the Equatorial Guinean Head of State has asked the African leaders that assume greater responsibility for solving the problems of the continent, and has requested the developed countries not to intervene in African matters.

The G20 is constituted by the principal emerging and developed economies of the planet, which represent 85% of the world economy and two-thirds of the global population. It is comprised by South Africa, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, United States, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey and the European Union; with Spain as a permanent guest. In addition, in this year 2011, the French chair has invited the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Singapore and the Chairman of the African Union.

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