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Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea seek "amicable" oil fields solutions

Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea were seeking to resolve a maritime dispute over potentially oil-rich seas in the Gulf of Guinea "amicably", Nigeria's military ruler, general Abdulsalami Abubakar said at the weekend. In remarks carried by news reports after a visit to Malabo, the island capital of Equatorial Guinea, Abubakar said after talks with President Teodor Obiang Nguema, that the two nations had decided to "work towards strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation". Meanwhile, AFP quoted Radio Malobo as saying Nguema had departed for the United States after the talks with Abubakar. Equatorial Guinea currently produces more than 100,000 barrels of oil per day from offshore wells operated by American companies.

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