Roma – From “Great Britain” to “Global Britain”; Maybe with a lesser Scotland and another Gabon. Geopolitical fantasies and still social announcements with a deadline: the next Commonwealth summit, in late June or a little later.
It happens that the President of the African country, Ali Bongo, has arrived in London for an interview with His Excellency the Secretary General of the body bringing together more than 50 former colonies. Her name is Patricia Scotland (Coincidence) And he may have promised to go ahead in the accession negotiations, despite the fact that Gabon, a former Paris-occupied Gabon, is part of Francophonie’s international organization. After the meeting Bongo tweeted with the hashtag #GabonForward (in English), assuring that the path could already be defined at the next Commonwealth summit to be held in Rwanda’s capital Kigali.. Bongo also spoke of moving forward in a second London interview with Prince Charles of England. Environmental protection, sustainable development and climate have been at the forefront, according to the President’s shrimp, also looking at the Cop26 conference to be held in Scotland in November.
As recalled by Jeanne Afrique magazine, Gabon is an oil producer but has pledged to cut pollution emissions by 50 percent by 2025. And for some time, Prince Charles has been promising a Green Fund to support the circular economy, so that the countries of the Commonwealth can benefit. More generally, Libreville aims to “diversify partners” and “intensify growth prospects,” according to Nouradin Bongo Valentin, coordinator of presidential affairs of Gabon.
If the announcements followed the agreements, In Gabon, English will become the second official language after French. Something similar has already happened in Rwanda, with Mozambique being the only other country in the Commonwealth that is not a former British colony. Kigali will also represent a model for Libreville as it remains part of Francophony’s international organization. Bongo’s idea would be: to find himself with another ally, taking advantage of the brunt of Brexit, without leaving a special bond with Paris.
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