Poverty-stricken Equatorial Guinea has announced a solidarity contribution of $2 million (Shs. 7 billion) to China over the rampaging coronavirus outbreak.
The Cabinet meeting which was chaired by President Obiang Nguema agreed to contribute $2 million as a way of expressing solidarity and support to the People of China.
According to Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons said about the gesture: “China has always been a very strong and loyal supporter of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and this contribution is a demonstration that Equatorial Guinea stands in solidarity with China and its people as it fights a global outbreak that has already cost too many lives.”
“Our ongoing Year of Investment Initiative will be a testimony to the depth of our cooperation and relationship with China. It is a pleasure for Equatorial Guinea to support its partner in times of need,” he added.
The latest reports indicate that over 24,363 People have been confirmed Coronavirus victims and 500 registered deaths.
Like all the other African countries, China has significant investments across the oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, from the areas of telecommunication, public sector infrastructure, and technology.