EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF
IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND COOPERATION
Dear Internet Surfers,
Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in the United States of America.
For those who don’t know much about Equatorial Guinea, I will like to share that it’s a young Nation located at the heart of Africa, which has traveled through an undeniable positive path towards its political and socio-economic development despite its relatively short history.
Thanks to the National Program nicknamed 2020 Horizon, adopted by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and driven by The President of the Republic, His Excellency Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, all the social sectors are being propelled. From the achievement of a 93% literacy rate (the second largest in Africa) to the almost full electrification of the Nation, forecasted in 561 MW by the end of the year 2017. Housing and Health for everyone, are examples of the many objectives attained by the Government of Equatorial Guinea within the framework of the development programs undertaken in the last 20 years.
Peace and Political stability continue growing, along with the Democratic Process in which 15 political parties exist. Presidential, City Council and Legislative elections have been taking place since the restoration of the Multiparty System in 1991; in the same sense, the Constitution was reformed in 2011 to ensure greater participation and representation of the People in the Political process, introducing important changes, such as the limitation of the presidential terms, the establishment of a Bicameral Parliament and the Ombudsman, among others.
Currently, the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is still immersed in the completion of the First Phase of the Development Plan Horizon 2020, which focuses in the construction of basic infrastructure that would support the beginning of the Second Phase, the Economic Diversification, which the Government is already implementing simultaneously.
I hope that you will be able to discover a little bit more about Equatorial Guinea through this website, and at the same time I’d like to present my wishes for a grateful and useful experience during your visit on our website.
Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andeme
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to the
United States of America