Turning the Page: Equatorial Guinea’s Commitment to Comprehensive Reform and Transparency
Turning the Page: Equatorial Guinea’s Commitment to Comprehensive Reform and TransparencyTeodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo June 28, 2010
Speech delivered by Equatoguinean president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at the Cape Town Global Forum, June 28, 2010.
"Good morning, dear friends:
I would like to begin the presentation of my country, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, by expressing our deep satisfaction and the honor we feel to be surrounded by eminent and distinguished world leaders of politics, economics, trade, culture and defenders of human freedoms.
Our program seeks to capitalize on a society that is economically dispossessed. It is about enriching a society with a technical and scientific culture, with patriotic feeling; about cultivating new habits from new technologies for development facilitated by regulation.
In short, it is about creating a new society in which freedom, democracy, and justice are interpreted as ensuring the common good of consensus and the solidarity of the People in the task of Nation Building.
However, we must remember that Equatorial Guinea is a relatively young nation, inexperienced and, just like a ship, our comprehensive program of reforms will take some time to turn us around, in time for what is called Horizon 2020..."
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