Madame Josephine Bongo, wife of Gabon's President Albert Bongo, on Tuesday opened a U.N. seminar?
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GV PAN Mme Bongo arrives and greeted by Mme Margaret (U.N.)
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SV Mme Margaret speaks
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Background: Madame Josephine Bongo, wife of Gabon's President Albert Bongo, on Tuesday opened a U.N. seminar in Libreville on the participation of women in the economic life of their countries.
Twenty delegations are attending from both French and English-speaking African countries.
SYNOPSIS: In Libreville on Tuesday, Madame Josephine Bongo, wife of President Albert Bongo of Gabon opened a U.N. seminar on the participation of women in the economic life of African countries She was greeted as guest of honour by U.N. official Madame Margaret.
Later Madame Bongo was to speak to 20 delegations, representing both French and English-speaking African countries. Women were strongly represented in her audience.
Madame Bongo gave a spirited address, asking for a new initiate on behalf of the African woman. In her welcoming remarks to the delegates, she said she was really glad to see African women taking part in a seminar held under the aegis of the United Nations.
On behalf of the U.N. Madame Margaret then thanked Madame Bongo for opening the seminar. She said the seminar would examine how to fixed objectives of the United Nations could be realised in practice in Africa.