Q- France condemned the coup d’état in Gabon. What about the elections that preceded it? Do you have any contact with the coup plotters? Have they shown any animosity toward France or French interests in Gabon? Do you have any recommendations for French citizens in Gabon?
A- As the Prime Minister and the government spokesperson stated on August 30, France condemns the military coup that is under way in Gabon. We are monitoring the situation very closely.
We reaffirm our commitment to democracy and particularly to free and transparent elections.
French citizens living in Gabon were instructed by our Embassy to exercise caution. We are not aware of any specific threats against our citizens.