Gabon Seeks To Join Commonwealth

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba has said the country could join the commonwealth during the upcoming summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

President Ondimba held talks with the commonwealth’s secretary general, Patricia Scotland.

He said the integration of Gabon into the commonwealth “would be a historical milestone”.

The president then went on to meet Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, to discuss environmental issues.

The commonwealth is an association of 54 countries with shared goals like development, democracy and peace.

It was initially for countries previously ruled by the British administration but today any country can join.

The last country that joined was Rwanda in 2009.

President Ondimba tweeted that he was happy to meet the prince of wales, citing their shared interests on environmental protection, sustainable development, climate and urban planning.

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