Toni apologized for the absence of his president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who was invited to attend the 34th Regular meeting of the Caribbean Community as the chairman of the ACP group.
Toni said the President has a hectic internal that prevented him from travelling to Trinidad and Tobago at this time. However he assured Persad-Bissessar that the President is willing to visit Trinidad at the earliest opportunity.
Toni noted that Trinidad and Tobago helped shape and develop Equatorial Guinea in its early stages. "I do hope that this collaboration would continue in the future," Toni stated.
Persad-Bissessar said Trinidad and Tobago and Equatorial Guinea are interested in energy discussions. She pointed out that Trinidad and Tobago has been involved in oil production for more than 100 years, making the industry in T&T one of the oldest in the world.
Toni plans to meet Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine.