Thursday, July 12, 2018

AU Commission Chairman begins official visit to Cameroon today


Jdc| The Chairman of the African Union Commission begins a two-day official visit to Cameroon today on the back of the 31 summit of the African Union held in Mauritania last week.

According to official statement from the Presidency of the Republic, Moussa Faki Mahatmat will be visiting Cameroon on the 12 and 13 July on invitation of the Head of State Paul Biya.


This is the second time the AU Commission Chairman is visiting Cameroon since his election at the helmn of the body after a first visit in May 2017.

This second visit comes within the context of the escalating crisis in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.

The African Union has been criticised for its silence since the crisis broke out late in 2016 but it will be an opportunity for the AU Chairman to discuss ways out of the crisis with Cameroon’s officials.

Both men will equally discuss the security situation in the Far North Region of Cameroon in the face of the waning threat of Boko Haram terrorists as well as the situation of refugees.