Head of State Declaration by H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo regarding EITI On August 8, H.E. the President of the Republic addressed a speech to the attendees of the Investment Forum in the St. Regis Hotel in Washington D.C., framed in activities parallel to the United States-Africa Summit, which reaffirmed the country's commitment to adhere to the principles advocated by EITI.

12/08/2014

In it, the President of the Republic reaffirmed the commitment of Equatorial Guinea to adhere to the principles advocated by EITI, doubling the country's efforts to be reinstated as a candidate in this organization once again.

With this statement, Equatorial Guinea takes another step on its way to the readmission as a candidate country for EITI (Transparency Initiative for the Extractive Industries).

The new standard of EITI takes as its first requirement in its point 1.1 "The Government should issue a public and unambiguous statement in its intention to implement EITI," so that the above declaration takes a giant step on this path to access EITI.

The full speech by H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo during the Investment Forum held in Washington on August 8 is attached.

Source: Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy.
Photo: Manuel Mangue (Presidential Press).
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.

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