President João Lourenço, Congo’s counterpart address situation in Gabon

Angolan head of State João Lourenço is meeting with his counterpart Denis Sassou Nguesso in Oyo city, Republic of the Congo, according to the information published Thursday on Presidency’s Facebook Page.

João Lourenço arrived in the Republic of the Congo Thursday for political consultations on the situation in Gabon.

A group of senior Gabonese military officers on Wednesday announced that they had taken power and detained President Ali Bongo, minutes after the state election body declared the winner of Saturday’s general election.

Appearing on state-run television channel Gabon 24, the officers said they represented all security and defence forces in the Central African nation.

They said the election results were cancelled, all borders closed until further notice and state institutions dissolved.

Angola, Congo and Gabon belong to the Central African States sub-region.

President João Lourenço was designated African Champion of Peace and Reconciliation by the African Union.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)