Gabon president Bongo ‘doing well’ in Morocco
LIBREVILLE(Gabon): Gabon’s President Ali Bongo is recovering well after being hospitalised in Morocco, his prime minister said after the two met in the capital Rabat.
The 59-year-old president, who fell ill on October 24 at an economic forum, arrived in Morocco last week following a month’s treatment at a hospital in Saudi Arabia for an illness that has not been officially revealed.
“The head of state is doing fairly well, the process of his rehabilitation is evolving very quickly and positively,” Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet said in Libreville late on Tuesday.
Ngondet had previously travelled to Morocco accompanied by senior officials to visit Bongo in hospital.
“The head of state is conscious, he recognises who he is speaking to, he can see well, he speaks well, his voice is good,” Ngondet told reporters.
He said the officials were “reassured” following the meeting.
Public television in Gabon late Tuesday broadcast a silent video of the meeting between Bongo, Ngondet, Vice President PierreClaver Maganga Moussavou and the head of the constitutional court, Marie-Madeleine Mborantsuo.
The prime minister’s announcement follows more than a month of speculation over the health of the Gabonese president.