Equatorial Guinea Unites African Petroleum Ministers at APPO Summit in 2019

  • Equatorial Guinea to host 2019 conference of the African Petroleum Producers Organization in March 2019.
  • Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons thanks APPO Secretary General and states Equatorial Guinea will “serve the interests of all African producers at the Cape VII conference.”
  • APPO Cape VII is one of three events to be held in 2019 under the Year of Energy initiative. Malabo will also host the Gas Exporting Countries Forum summit and the Equatorial Guinea Africa Oil & Power conference.

Abuja – The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea proudly announces that it will hold the Africa Petroleum Producers Organization’s (APPO) next ministerial summit and industry conference in Malabo in March 2019. The Cape VII event will take place at the Sipopo conference center on Bioko Island.

Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima confirmed that Equatorial Guinea would host the Cape VII forum at a meeting of the 18 ministers of APPO in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday.

The Minister stated: “APPO is an extremely valuable forum for Africa’s petroleum industry policy-makers, and a venue where we can advance an agenda of cooperation on this continent. Equatorial Guinea is in the privileged position of being able to serve the interests of all African producers at the Cape VII conference.”

“The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons thanks the Secretary General of APPO H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya for his leadership, and looks forward to welcoming him and APPO member state ministers and their delegations to Malabo next March.”

Cape VII is one of three events to be held in 2019 under the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons’ Year of Energy initiative, which is coordinated by the Agency of Energy. Malabo will also host the 2019 Gas Exporting Countries Forum summit and heads of state meeting, and the Equatorial Guinea Africa Oil & Power conference.

APPO, formerly known as the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA), is an intergovernmental organization founded in Lagos in 1987. Its members are: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan. The previous APPO ministerial conference and exhibition, Cape VI, was held in Abuja in March 2016.