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Serge Mombouli Wikipedia
Serge Mombouli has been the Republic of the Congo's ambassador to the United States since 2001. He lives in Washington, D.C. He has two children with his wife Stella Mombouli.
Ambassador Serge Mombouli prior to become the Chief of his country (The Republic of Congo) diplomatic mission to The United States, Canada and Mexico (with residence in Washington DC) was businessman in Houston Texas, where he made his fortune in Oil and Gas Business and by facilitating contract negotiations for major corporation worldwide with clients and partners from Japan to South Africa. In a famous interview on All Things Considered broadcast of National Public Radio (NPR in Washington), Ambassador Serge Mombouli stated that: "Tangible development means you can see, you can touch. We need both. We cannot be talking just about democracy, transparency, good governance. At the end of the day the population does not have anything to eat, does not have water to drink, no electricity at night, industry to provide work, so we need both. People do not eat democracy." This statement made in June 2007 was then reported and quoted in FP Foreign Passport, and translated later in Chinese and French. Consequently, it was quoted as a prologue in the book La Chinafrique written by French journalists Serge Michel and Michel Beuret (Ed. Pluriel).