I thank President Obiang and the Government of Equatorial Guinea for hosting this Summit.
I am honoured to be with you today to reaffirm our enduring partnership.
Last year, I was in Addis Ababa to celebrate 50 years of African unity and achievement.
I said then that I saw a confident new narrative of hope.
The past year has consolidated that perception.
Across most of Africa, we saw stability, economic growth and continued progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.