On September 3, a symposium on expanded partnership as a way to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, organized by the OACPS South-South and Triangular Cooperation Office in Malabo.
On the occasion of the visit to Malabo of the Secretary General of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), George Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, the first symposium of theOACPS South-South and Triangular Cooperation Office in Malabo took place. The Office was inaugurated in 2018 thanks to the work and negotiations led by the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels.
The symposium was chaired by the President of the Republic, Head of State and Government, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and the opening ceremony was lead by the Malabo City Council representative, the Director of the OACPS Information Center and the OACPS Secretary General himself.
For Equatorial Guinea, the intensity of South-South Cooperation is further expanded with the establishment of this OACPS information center, which represents a metamorphosis of cooperation that transcends the traditional political sphere, which extends to cooperation in sectors vitals such as technology, commerce, infrastructure, industry and investment.President Obiang
The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, was also present at the event. He has been a key actor in the opening of this important headquarters in Malabo and he has favored the mission of the OACPS Secretary General to Equatorial Guinea.
Due to the importance of theOACPS South-South and Triangular Cooperation Office, President Obiang gave special importance in his speech to pragmatism and the firm commitment of the member states, so that all efforts are oriented so that they can promote the achievement of the objectives of the organization, making South-South Cooperation mean for the member countries a forum for cooperation and exchange of the strengths potential of the States, with a view to achieving the beneficial and sustainable development of the countries with their own efforts and optimize the enormous potentialities.
The Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), composed of 79 members, including the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, has the vision of becoming a transcontinental organization, working in solidarity in order to improve the standard of living of the population of its member states through South-South and North-South Cooperation, in order to accelerate the political, economic and social development of the countries of this organization, through good governance, the eradication of poverty, and promoting trade, sustainable development and equitable integration in the global economy.