This Monday, December 12, while waiting for the beginning of the United States-Africa Summit, which takes place from Tuesday, December 13 to Thursday, December 15 in Washington, the Gabonese Head of State spoke before the American Senators as part of a « side-event » organized by the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF). The opportunity for him to recall the major role played by Gabon in the protection of the environment and climate.
« There is a clear link between environmental governance and economic prosperity in Africa, » said on his Twitter account Ali Bongo Ondimba.
In the photos accompanying his tweet, the Gabonese number one is seen speaking at the lectern of the Senate before exchanging with some senators.
« All nations must unite to eradicate wildlife crime and improve forest management, » urged the Gabonese president before assuring that « an investment in conservation is an investment in peace and security. »
The Gabonese president’s invitation to the U.S. Senate comes on the sidelines of the second U.S.-Africa Summit, which is taking place in Washington, D.C., from December 13 to 15.
Gabon is one of the most expected hosts (see our article).