November 6, 2020

Librevile (Gabonese Rep.), November 06, 2020- The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) His Excellency Gilberto Da Piedade Verissimo accompanied by his Director of Cabinet Mr. François Mouely Koumba was received this morning to the Prime Minister, Head of Government HE Madame Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda in the presence of her Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the Council of Ministers of ECCAS HE. Pacôme Moubelet Boubeya. This meeting is in line with the visits to the Gabonese political and administrative authorities, Gabon holds the current presidency of ECCAS.

Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda and Gilberto Da Piedade Verissimo

During the discussions, the two interlocutors discussed issues related to the functioning of ECCAS under the era of the Commission, in particular the current priorities and projects. The Gabonese Republic, which holds the current presidency of ECCAS, will pass the baton to the sister Republic of Congo. For the President of the Commission, Gabon, which houses the headquarters of ECCAS, should always support the regional institution in its operation. “For us Libreville remains the capital of ECCAS and as such, it must always support ECCAS in its march towards regional integration,” said Ambassador Gilberto Da Piedade Verissimo.

From left to right Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda, Gilberto Da Piedade Verissimo, Pacôme Moubelet Boubeya and François Mouely Koumba

As everywhere he has been, the President of the Commission unfolded his vision of ECCAS for the five-year term of his mandate. Peace and security remain his hobbyhorses, and infrastructure and industrialization are first-hand issues.

At the end of the interview, the number one of the ECCAS Commission said he had found an attentive ear and requested the support of the Gabonese Head of Government.

The delegation of the President of the ECCAS Commission and that of the Prime Minister then went to inquire about the progress of the rehabilitation works of the new headquarters of the ECCAS Commission. In the opinion of the entrepreneurs working there, the premises could be delivered on November 15, 2020. “I will faithfully report to the President of the Republic, Head of State His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba on the commitment made by the entrepreneurs of deliver the premises in 13 days… ”, recalled firmly Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda.

Visit of the site of the new ECCAS headquarters

In the second hour, the President of the ECCAS Commission was received by the Minister of National Defense SEM. Michaël Moussa Adamou in the presence of the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, SEM. Mangaral Bante. The two interlocutors gave an overview of the hotbeds of tension which scour certain countries and certain regions of Central Africa and considered the means of eradicating them.