Monsieur Yvon Bourges, French Secretary of Foreign Affairs, arrived in Libreville on May 1. He?
Monsieur Yvon Bourges, French Secretary of Foreign Affairs, arrived in Libreville on May 1. He was greeted at the airport by the Director of the Cabinet, the French ambassador in Gabon, and other civil and military officials.
Monsieur Bourges announced to journalists at the airport that he was in Gabon to attend the ratification of three agreements between France and Gabon.
On Monday, May 4, President Albert Bongo and Monsieur Bourges attended the ratification ceremonies. The first agreement concerned a loan of about 30,000 pounds sterling (20 million C.F.A.) for training mechanics and engineers and to improve internal road services in Gabon.
Another loan of about 12,000 pounds sterling (8,300,000 C.F.A.) will help improve cultural facilities in the country. The third agreement dealt with the improvement of telephone services within Libreville.