Gabonese head of state, Ali Bongo Ondimba met with Faure Gnassingbé, the president of Togo on Tuesday in Libreville. In addition to strengthening bilateral cooperation between Gabon and Togo, the two leaders also discussed the conclusions of the Special Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, on maritime Security and Development in Africa, that held on the 15th of October 2016 in Lomé.
Members of the African Union, including Gabon, have over the continental seating, adopted a binding charter on safety and maritime safety. The charter proposes to coordinate actions between the countries of the continent to fight against piracy, drug and human trafficking and weapons on the African coast. President Biya was conspicuously absent from the forum in Togo.
Earlier this year, Ali Bongo Ondimba held discussions with the US Secretary of the Navy on security issues and cooperation between the two nations for the maintenance of security and stability in the region.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai