Gabon president Bongo ‘doing well’ in Morocco after illness: PM

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo is recovering well after being hospitalised in Morocco, his prime minister said after the two met in the capital Rabat.

President Bongo, 59, fell ill on October 24 at an economic forum, he arrived in Morocco last week after a month’s treatment at a hospital in Saudi Arabia for an illness that has not been officially revealed.

“The head of state is doing fairly well, the process of his rehabilitation is evolving very quickly and positively,” Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet said in Libreville late on Tuesday.

Ngondet previously went to Morocco with senior officials to visit Bongo,  “The head of state is conscious, he recognises who he is speaking to, he can see well, he speaks well, his voice is good,” Ngondet told reporters.

He added that officials felt “reassured” following the meeting.

Announcement was made earlier this week, when video footage released on Monday by Morocco’s royal palace of a handout picture which it said showed Moroccan King Mohamed VI with Bongo at the hospital.

The statement by the prime minister is an attempt to address the rumors of the president’s health.

Photo credit- Times Of Oman

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