Monday, 14 September 2009

Newly elected president of Gabon: Ali Bongo has just tap the wisdom of Kabila

The newly elected president of Gabon, Mr. Ali Bongo has paid his first visit to Kinshasa, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo. He was admitted Saturday, September 12, 2009 by Joseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Republic and Chairman of the Economic Community of African States (ECCAS) and SADC. During two hours, the two presidents held talks on several issues of the day, including the strengthening of bilateral relations, economic development in the region, etc..
In DRC, some views have not enjoyed the rush of new Head of State of Gabon in visiting the countries of the region, even before it is invested. "This is a practical question. When the Constitutional Court has already released the results of the polls, it is my responsibility to come and greet the Heads of State of ECCAS, said Ali Bongo, the new Head of State of Gabon, on national television because according to him, when is new, it must arise from its peers to receive advice and reassure partners that Gabon will not change partners and will work towards the consolidation of the sub-region. Note however, that the new President Ali Bongo was accompanied by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Gabon and other personalities Gabon. Before the DRC, Ali Bongo visited last Friday Cameroon and the Republic of Congo. The next step will lead to Luanda, Angola.

To recall, in his capacity as Chairman of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Joseph Kabila asked the Gabonese people not to betray the memory of the late President Omar Bongo. He has worked for peace and stability in that country. And the visit of Ali Bongo seems like a way for him to thank the President of the DRC, for this laudable initiative which is now producing results. Ali Bongo has not hurt him who came tap the wisdom of Joseph Kabila, young president like him to lead a country of many challenges.

Jean-Marie Nkambua

Tranlated by Rangot Tsasa

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