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Martin Bongo in 1981

Martin Bongo (born July 4, 1940) is a Gabon political figure and diplomat. He was the Foreign Minister of Gabon from 1976 to 1989.

Bongo, a nephew of President Omar Bongo,[1] was born in Lekei, located in Haut-Ogooué Province.[2] In 1989, President Bongo appointed his son, Ali-Ben Bongo, to succeed Martin Bongo as Minister of Foreign Affairs.[1]

Bongo was the Special Representative of the African Union to the Democratic Republic of Congo as of 2003.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b James Franklin Barnes, Gabon: Beyond the Colonial Legacy (1992), page 57.
  2. ^ "Index Bo". Rulers.org. Retrieved 2008-08-11.
  3. ^ "Kabila receives AU envoy", Pana, October 17, 2003.
Preceded by
Paul Okoumba d'Okwatsegue
Foreign Minister of Gabon
1976–1989
Succeeded by
Ali-Ben Bongo