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Full Slate of Meetings for President Obiang at 68th U.N. General Assembly

Bilateral and multilateral diplomacy are on the agenda.

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 26. President Obiang has a full schedule of other events his week, including several meetings with other heads of government and heads of state.

The Equatorial Guinea delegation, led by President Obiang, joins 130 Heads of State and Government, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and their delegations as they come together to discuss important international issues such as development, climate change, fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals, economy and global finance, food security and others.

President Obiang met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, earlier this week to discuss the progress of the activities being carried out by the UN in Equatorial Guinea. During the meeting, the Secretary-General reaffirmed the "UN's commitment to continue to support the efforts of Equatorial Guinea and Gabon towards the peaceful settlement of their border dispute through referral to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in a timely manner," said a UN official statement.

Today, President Obiang held bilateral meetings with Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouatarra, South Africa President Jacob Zuma, and Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller.

As a member of the African Union Committee of the Ten African States, President Obiang will attend a reception held by Sierra Leone and the Committee of Ten African States this evening. The committee is discussing reform of the United Nations Security Council.

About Equatorial Guinea
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.


 

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