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MALABO (June 23, 2010) – The vice president of the National University of Equatorial
Guinea or UNGE (Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial), Manuela Roca, recently
held a meeting with the Director of Services of the General Secretariat of Las Palmas
University from Gran Canaria, Spain, Dina Malo Molina, along with Sabayo Clemente
González, Director of Services, to discuss improvement opportunities and ways to further

After the meeting and a press conference, officials from both universities explained that
their goal is to further look into the development of agreements between the academic
institutions, based on the exchange of students and strengthening pedagogical matters.
This is part of a broader effort by the government of Equatorial Guinea (República de
Guinea Ecuatorial) to further improve its education. Manuela Roca told reporters the
positive contribution Las Palmas University can make to the UNGE on the development
of new approaches in teaching.

Additionally, the meeting served to expose the UNGE to the opportunity and benefits of
participating in the Third International Workshop of African Universities to be held on
September 10th -14th in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria. Equatorial Guinea’s university
officials looked at this proposal with great interest.

The meeting was also attended by other officials and teachers of the UNGE.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-
speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-
1990s, American companies helped discover the country’s oil and natural gas resources,
which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply.
Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region
of West Central Africa. The country will host the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For
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More information on this relationship is on file at the United States Department of Justice, Washington,