China on Wednesday called on “relevant parties” in Gabon to “guarantee the safety” of President Ali Bongo Ondimba after the military coup in the oil-rich Central African country.
“The Chinese suit for presaging the development of the situation in Gabon and the appellation of the parties’ concerns before their interrogation of the people of Gabon,” a commentary on the port-parole of the Chinese diplomat, Wang Wenbin, interrogating the people of Gabon. Press Conference.
The spokesman called on the various parties to “resolve their differences peacefully through dialogue and immediately return to normal order and ensure Ali Bongo’s personal safety.”
Mr. Bongo was elected in 2009 following the death of his father, Omar Bongo Ondimba, who ruled Gabon for more than 41 years.
On Wednesday, the Gabonese authorities announced his re-election with 64.27% of the vote, when a group of ten soldiers appeared on the television channel “Jabon 24” to announce that they were “putting an end to the existing regime.” “.
Ali Bongo, 64, whose fate was not immediately known, flew to Beijing in April.
Chinese President Xi Jinping then called him an “old friend” of China and praised his “significant achievements” in development.