After suffering a stroke in Saudi Arabia, Gabon’s president has come to Rabat to rest and recover.
The president, who suffered the stroke in Saudi Arabia in October left Riyadh this morning, according to a Moroccan diplomatic source, AFP reported.
On Tuesday, Ondimba’s wife announced that the president would leave Riyadh for Rabat to finish recovery.
Bongo’s wife, Sylvia Bongo Ondimba said, “To pursue his recovery, the president, consulting his close family members, has made the decision to accept the proposal of his brother, His Majesty the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI … My husband will arrive tomorrow in Rabat, the capital.”
AFP reported that the president’s recovery would take a few weeks.
Gabon’s Vice-President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou had already taken over official duties in Bongo’s absence.
King Mohammed VI and the Gabonese president share strong friendship. In 2017, Bongo shared a picture of himself and King Mohammed VI as teenagers, illustrating the long-standing friendship between them.