First-time visit by leader of Equatorial Guinea

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First-time visit by leader of Equatorial Guinea

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea was to arrive in Korea midweek for talks with President Lee Myung-bak on promoting cooperation over energy and infrastructure construction, the Blue House said.

It marks the first time for the Central African nation’s president to travel here since establishing diplomatic ties in 1979, the Blue House added.

In their summit on Thursday, the leaders were expected to “exchange views on issues of mutual concern, such as cooperation on the energy sector including petroleum and gas as well as a partnership on infrastructure construction,” the Blue House said in a statement.

They also were planning to discuss ways to share Korea’s experience in connection with that country’s development project called Agenda 2020.

During his four-day stay here, Obiang is to inspect industrial facilities associated with energy and water resources, according to the Blue House.

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