Communiqué on the situation in Gabon

November 17, 2018

Communiqué on the situation in Gabon

Addis Ababa, 17 November 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, in consultation with the Chairperson of the Union President Paul Kagame, wishes the President of Gabon H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba a quick and full recovery following an official announcement of his state of health.

Chairperson Faki is deeply concerned by unfolding developments in Gabon linked to the state of health of President Bongo.

Chairperson Faki further calls on all political stakeholders and institutions in Gabon to show the necessary collective leadership during this time in order to preserve unity, peace and stability in the country.

Chairperson Faki further reaffirms the African Union’s strong commitment to the full respect of constitutional order in the country. The Chairperson will deploy a fact-finding mission to Libreville in the shortest delay.