Venezuela and Equatorial Guinea strengthen energy cooperation
The People’s Power Minister for Petroleum and president of the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Manuel Quevedo, said Tuesday, “a fruitful meeting with the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea, Carmelo Micha Nguema Misi, was held to continue strengthening relations between brotherly peoples “, said this office through its Twitter account @MinPetroleoVE.
El Min @MQuevedoF sostuvo una fructífera reunión con el Embajador de Guinea Ecuatorial, Excmo. Carmelo Micha Nguema Misi para continuar fortaleciendo las relaciones entre pueblos hermanos. Guinea Ecuatorial y Venezuela, profundizan sus lazos de cooperación en el ámbito energético pic.twitter.com/JnaG1xk0gE
— Min. PP Petróleo (@MinPetroleoVE) August 26, 2019
The meeting between the top officials of both governments seeks to “deepen their ties of cooperation in the energy field”, said the message issued by the Peope’s Power Ministry for Petroleum, which confirms the interest of the Bolivarian Government in establishing and strengthening relations with the most of the African countries in the framework of South-South Cooperation.
During the signing of agreements with authorities in Equatorial Guinea, and following instructions from the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro; Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza informed on July 24 that a set of agreements will be signed in Malabo, capital of the Central African country, in November of this year, including energy cooperation.
Both the South American country and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea are members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opep).
Both nations currently have agreements on the reciprocal suspension of visas for holders of diplomatic, official and service passports; as well as agreements in education; recognition of certificates, degrees or diplomas of university education; cooperation in aeronautical technical matters and air services.