Ethiopia Consults Equatorial Guinea on Gas Development

Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, yesterday had a meeting with the Ethiopian Ministers of Mines and Hydrocarbons and Industry and Energy, Takele Uma and Melaku Alibel, respectively. 

The emissaries were accompanied by the consul of the Republic of Ethiopia accredited in Malabo, Berhanu Behailu, and the ambassador of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in that country, Crisantos Obama Ondo.

The objective was to give continuity to the existing agreements between the two nations in the mining and hydrocarbons sector, but which also needed to be expanded in the gas field. Both parties explained their needs for the consolidation of this memorandum.

Mbaga Obiang Lima presented the need for Ethiopian Airlines to have at least one daily flight between Malabo and Addis Ababa to facilitate the transportation of workers in the Guinean oil industry. In the geological sector, he also expressed the need to have Ethiopian geologists for the creation of geological maps of Equatorial Guinea. And, in the field of human resources, develop training centers for technicians.

In accordance with his words, both Ministers of Industry and Energy and Mines and Hydrocarbons, have once again emphasized their interest in collaborating with Equatorial Guinea.

“Allow me, Your Excellency, to take this opportunity to express Ethiopia’s need to learn from Equatorial Guinea in terms of gas, since Guinea has experiments and geological studies already carried out,” said Takele Uma, while Melaku Alibel showed his enthusiasm for set foot on the land of Malabo for the first time.

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