FRANCE GABON

How Paris mended fences with Libreville

President of France Emmanuel Macron welcomes his Gabonese counterpart Ali Bongo to the Elysée Palace on 12 November 2021.
President of France Emmanuel Macron welcomes his Gabonese counterpart Ali Bongo to the Elysée Palace on 12 November 2021. © Arnaud Journois/PhotoPQR/Le Parisien/MaxPPP
After several years of mutual distrust, Paris and Libreville are entering a phase of unprecedentedly calm waters, thanks in large part to the efforts of France. And as Gabon takes up its two-year seat on the UN Security Council, the immediate future of the relationship looks rosy. [...] (761 words)
Issue dated 19/01/2022 Reading time 4 minutes
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