On January 11th, the Secretary General to the African, Carribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), H.E. Dr. Patrick I. Gomes, announced that he had received an official document by President Obiang related to the forthcoming inauguration of the ACP South-South and Triangular Agency in Equatorial Guinea.
In this document, which was transmitted by our Ambassador in Brussels, H.E. Mr. Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, during an official visit, the President of the Republic ratifies every proposal put forward by our Government in order to make the inauguration of this important agency a reality, i.e. fully equipped premises as well a seasoned team of local staff that Equatorial Guinea will provide to the Group.
On his side, Dr. Gomes announced that the ACP will soon invite the Equato-Guinean Government to start the technical discussions, in accordance with the mandate provided by the Council of ACP Ministers in December 2016.
This agency will be the nexus for the transfer of knowledge and solutions that are key to the development of the 79 countries over three continents that form the Group. The center is expected to be operational in 2018, and will be localized in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea. A team of technical experts will provide a high-quality support and savoir-faire in knowledge transfer, and this to the highest political level.
The definitive report evaluating the adequacy of Equatorial Guinea’s candidacy will presented during the next Council of ACP Ministers in May 2017.