The government of Gabon decided a few days ago to name one of the main streets in its capital, Libreville, after Momčilo Moma Radunović, a construction contractor who built a number of important buildings, boulevards, highways, factories and congress centers in this country. This is the first case that a person in this area is in this way respected in Africa, after Josip Broz Tito.
Momčilo Moma Radunović died recently in Belgrade at the age of 81, and spent the last 40 years of his life in Gabon, where he was the owner and director of the large construction company SOCO BTP, through which more than twenty thousand Serbian workers passed during all those years. The news of his death came to great resentment in this pleasant country of ours, and as a sign of respect and gratitude, Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet inaugurated the street with his name.
Due to his reputation and great contribution to the bilateral relations of these two countries, Radunović was appointed Honorary Consul General of the FRY in Gabon in 1992. Regarding our Consul, Gabon has given his strong support to our policies at the time he chaired the United Nations Security Council, the Council of the African Union and Council of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.