The President of the Republic, Ali Bongo Ondimba, received on 14 June in Libreville, Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui, accompanied by Monseigneur Basile Mve Engone, Archbishop of Libreville.
The two personalities gave an overview of developments in the security situation in the Central African Republic (RCA). According to the record of the Presidency of the Republic, Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga wished to express to the Head of State the gratitude of his country towards Gabon, engaged in the stabilization and peace operation in the RCA . « Gabon has played and continues to play an important role in the return of peace to the Central African Republic through the presence of its military there. Many gave their lives. So I also bow to the heroes of peace who sacrificed their lives for the Central African Republic, « said the Archbishop of Bangui.
On June 7, the topic of RCA was exchanged between Ali Bongo Ondimba and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the High Level Conference on Oceans, UN in New York. All the more so since Gabon, which also assures the current presidency of the Economic Community of Central African States (Ceeac), has been contributing since 2003 to the return to peace in this country in the throes of a political and security crisis .