In light of the global coronavirus outbreak, Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and
Hydrocarbons has postponed the Africa Oil & Investment Forum (AOIF) and Exhibition –
which was planned for June 1 – to November 25 and 26, 2020. The AOIF will be merged with
the Africa Economic Forum, in Malabo.
The change is part of a revamped strategy that will enable Equatorial Guinea to sustain the
pace of its engagement with global investors for its Year of Investment (YoI) campaign, while
accommodating ongoing travel restrictions due to the coronavirus.
“The investment outreach of Equatorial Guinea remains in full swing, but we understand
that the coronavirus outbreak comes with increasing travel restrictions. As a result, we will
continue our negotiations with investors under a more targeted approach and keep the
number of conferences in Malabo to a minimum,” said Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons,
H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima.
The ministry has made great progress on several projects that are being promoted under
the YoI campaign and all final investment decisions and ceremonies will all be announced in