New York City based South African Arts International, Ltd., has announced that the Republic of EquatoriAl Guinea has been selected for the 2012 Convener of the Year. This newly awarded accolade is being bestowed to a country that has showed great skill, courage and humanity in bringing Heads of State, government officials, International Humanitarian Agencies, Non Governmental Agencies, International Sports Governing Body's, Artists, Artisans, Intellectuals and the Diaspora together.
"H.E. Obiang, President of EquatoriAl Guinea, has mastered the Art of Humanity by bringing people together to tackle the issues (HIV/AIDS, Culture, Education, Climate Change, Development, Globalization, etc.) in a warm hospitable environment", said Victor Mooney, executive director and founder of South African Arts International, Ltd.
"We share the same planet and the quicker more people grasp this fundamental attribute, the better off our children's children will be", Mooney added.
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.
About South African Arts International: The Mission of South African Arts International (SAAI) is to promote multimedia events in venues all over the world; to exhibit the works of artist, artisans, musicians, scholars and professionals; to facilitate worldwide cultural understanding; disseminate and exchange international art and culture; to provide scholarships, sponsor cultural events and artistic seminars; to increase awareness of global pandemic of HIV/AIDS; and to finance these activities through soliciting contributions and funding from both private and public resources.
Pictured: President Obiang gives remarks for the closing ceremony of the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP countries) in Malabo, EquatoriAl Guinea. EquatoriAl Guinea's Press and Information Office.