Gabon–United States relations

Gabon–United States relations

Gabon – United States relations
Map indicating locations of Gabon and USA


United States

Gabon – United States relations are bilateral relations between Gabon and the United States.


  • History 1
  • Embassy 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5


Relations between the United States and Gabon are excellent. In 1987, President Omar Bongo made an official visit to Washington, DC. In September 2002, Secretary of State Colin Powell made a brief but historic visit to Gabon to highlight environmental protection and conservation in the Central Africa region. This was followed by a visit to the White House by President Bongo in May 2004. The United States imports a considerable percentage of Gabonese crude oil and manganese, and exports heavy construction equipment, aircraft, and machinery to Gabon. Through a modest International Military Education and Training program, the United States provides military training to members of the Gabonese armed forces each year. Other bilateral assistance includes the funding of small grants for qualified democracy and human rights, self-help, and cultural preservation projects. U.S. private capital has been attracted to Gabon since before its independence.


Embassy of Gabon in Washington, D.C.

Principal U.S. Officials include:

  • Ambassador Eric D. Benjaminson since December 2010
  • Deputy Chief of Mission Nathan Holt (might have changed in December 2010)
  • Management Officer-Charles Morrill (might have changed in December 2010)
  • Public Affairs/Economic/Commercial Officer-John Corrao (might have changed in December 2010)
  • Defense Attaché-Rene Dechaine (might have changed in December 2010)
  • Consular Officer-Grace Genuino (might have changed in December 2010)

The U.S. Embassy is located in Libreville, Gabon.

See also

External links

  • History of Gabon - U.S. relations
  • United States Embassy in Libreville


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]