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The President of Equatorial Guinea proposes the creation of an African agency for sustainable development

posted by – June 25th, 2012

H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo made this statement during his speech at the Rio +20 Summit.


During his participation in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, which took place in Brazil, and which he attended accompanied by various members of the Government and his wife, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, the President made some interesting proposals such as: “From Equatorial Guinea we propose the creation of an African agency for sustainable development, which would develop programs that provide maximum guarantees for growth and security for people at the lowest possible cost.”

This initiative was presented by the Head of State in his speech at the summit, where Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also noted that the agreements of the Earth Summit of 1992 did not materialize into action, so Africa needs more attention: “The rich countries have pledged to help African countries and the disadvantaged with specific measures,” said the President, who also said that “we humans face the challenge of strategies and mechanisms to address problems such as earthquakes, drought, water scarcity, biodiversity and energy crisis.” He continued: “The current crisis in rich countries cannot be resolved without the role of developing countries. If the environment policy demands sacrifices from the African community, they should be compensated using technology and farming techniques to ensure food security,” he said.

“Equatorial Guinea’s hope is that after 20 years of effort this Rio Summit constitutes the meeting point of man with himself”, concluded President Obiang.

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