U.S. Chargé d’affaires Ellen Thorburn was pleased to meet with Prime Minster Alain-Claude Bilie By-Nze. They had a productive discussion on deepening U.S. – Gabon bilateral cooperation in several areas. We already collaborate closely with Gabon in many ways, notably on protecting Gabon’s unique forest ecosystem. The U.S. and Gabon also enjoy close security and defense cooperation. We would like to expand our collaboration in this area, as this will not only benefit Gabon but also bolster regional peace and security.