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Monday, February 11, 2019

Cameroon Crisis: Paul Biya sends important message to UN SG

The Prime Minister delivered the message to the UN Secretary-General on behalf of Paul Biya.

Pending the opening of the 32nd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the African Union, the Prime Minister of Cameroon multiplies meetings in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

This Saturday, February 09, 2019, Joseph Dion Ngute, the head of the Cameroonian government, was received in audience by the Secretary General of the United Nations, the Spanish Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres.

Speaking to the press at the end of this hearing which lasted 30 minutes, the Cameroonian Prime Minister said to have transmitted to his host on this occasion, a message from the Chief of the State about the Anglophone crisis.

"The Secretary-General of the United Nations is an old friend of Cameroon. He has been to Cameroon many times, he is really interested in what is going on here in the regions. Refugee issues and also conflict management in the Northwest and Southwest. We had a very constructive interview with him. I gave him the message that President Paul Biya asked me to pass on to him "declared Joseph Dion Ngute.

Recently, the United Nations said it was "deeply concerned by the upsurge of violence in the northwestern and southwestern regions of Cameroon. The Secretary-General had himself encouraged the Cameroonian authorities to continue their efforts to resolve the grievances of the English-speaking community. He also urged the Cameroonian government to promote national reconciliation measures aimed at finding a lasting solution to the crisis, including addressing its root causes.

Personal Representative of the Cameroonian Head of State, Joseph Dion Ngute will respond on behalf of his country during the 32nd Summit of Heads of State and Government which is held from 10 February 11, 2019 at "Nelson Mandela Hall, AUCC" under the theme "2019, Year of Refugees, Returnees and Displaced Persons: Towards Sustainable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa".