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.


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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