Welcome to the official web site of the Embassy of the Gabonese Republic in the United States!

A Brief History
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President Ali Bongo Ondimba entered politics in 1981. From 1989- 1991, he became the Minister of Foreign Affairs and a congressman; he also served as Minister of Defense from 1999 to 2009. In July 2009, he was appointed as the official candidate of the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) and was democratically elected as President of the Gabonese Republic on August 30, 2009, and was then sworn in on October 16, 2009.

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President Ali Bongo Ondimba President of Gabon

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba became the First Lady of Gabon following the inauguration of her husband as President of Gabon on 16 October 2009. She created the Sylvia Bongo Ondimba Foundation entitled "For the family" in January 2011 "to improve the plight of vulnerable and disadvantaged people around the world."

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Sylvia Bongo Ondimba First Lady of Gabon

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The Gabonese Republic is located along the Equator in central Africa between the Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea. It also borders the Atlantic Ocean with 885 kilometers of coastline. The terrain comprises of coastal plain, hilly interior, and savanna in the east and south. The climate is always hot, humid and tropical.
Nurturing Motherhood
It is a symbolic representation of the Nation of Gabon and its people. The Mother represents the Country and its institutions which protect, nurture, and educate its citizens. The Infant represents the citizens of Gabon or the Gabonese people; whose obligations are to protect and love one another while respecting and adhering to all existing rules and regulations.
Our Flag
Our FlagGreen, Yellow, and Blue (horizontal stripes): Green symbolizes the equatorial forest, yellow represents the sun and the blue is characterized by Gabon’s 800 kilometers of coastline.