Official ceremonies in Gabon, last week (4 November), marked the presentation of credentials of two ambassadors to President Albert-Bernard Bongo in Libreville.
SCU PAN..Israeli Ambassador Meir with official standing for guard of honour colour ceremony
SCU INTERIOR..Mr. Meir reading address
SCU President Bongo listening
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MV President Bongo reading address
MV President Bongo shakes hands with Mr. Meir
CU Gabonese official
SCU Mr. Meir
TGV EXTERIOR. Apostolic Pro-Nuncio Mgr. Jadot inspects guard of honour
SCU INTERIOR..Mgr. Jadot presents letter to President Bongo
CU Mgr. Jadot
MV & CU President talking to Mgr. Jadot (3 shots)
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Background: Official ceremonies in Gabon, last week (4 November), marked the presentation of credentials of two ambassadors to President Albert-Bernard Bongo in Libreville. Mr. Meir from Israel and Monsignor Jean Jadot, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio, from the Vatican, were given a special guard of honour. Later, the two ambassadors presented their credentials to President Bongo.
SYNOPSIS: The new Israeli Ambassador to Gabon Mr. Meir, arrived in Libreville, last week, and presented his credentials to president Albert-Bernard Bongo.
At the official ceremony, Mr. Meir spoke of the decade of friendly relations that Israel has enjoyed with Gabon, but he underlined that he would make every effort to broaden these relations in every field.
In reply to the Israeli Ambassador, President Bongo praised the friendly relations between Gabon and Israel. Gabon, the President said, has always been a fervent supporter of dialogue between nations. He said that in developing countries, the most important consideration is the preservation of peace.
On the same day, the new Ambassador from the Vatican, Monsignor Jean Jadot, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio, also arrived in Libreville.
The Ambassador presented his credentials to the President, saying that it is obvious that Gabon is looking for solutions to several great social problems. President Bongo told the Ambassador that the presentation of credentials was a gesture renewing the ties which have united Gabon and the Church for more than a century.