Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Anglophone Crisis: Ambazonia leaders support Swiss mediation, looking forward to Cameroonian government for final resolution of the conflict

They took part in a meeting held from 25 to 27 June in Switzerland on the initiative of the Swiss Federal Council.

English-speaking Ambazonia leaders whose identities have not been revealed took part in a meeting organized in Switzerland from 25 to 27 June 2019 by the Swiss Federal Council. Indeed, the Swiss state has announced its intention to play the role of facilitator so that a solution can be found for a definitive return to stability in the North-West and South-West regions.

 At the end of this meeting, " the Ambazonia leaders have expressed their intention to take part in the negotiations in good faith, hoping that this will be the case for the Cameroonian government ," informs the daily Le Jour in its newsstand edition on July 2, 2019 .

In a four-page press release published, the seven Ambazonia leaders who signed the document, say that if the negotiations have not started yet, the objectives remain the same: " the restoration of the independence of Southern Cameroon and the end of the recolonization of their territory by the Republic of Cameroon among others ".

The choice of Switzerland as mediator of the crisis in the North-West and South-West regions is an option because " the Federal Council does not have an economic interest or at least does not have a hidden agenda ", hope -they.

" Negotiations need to take into account a number of complex elements. It can take enough time. We will start negotiations when we are actually ready. We will move forward so that the violence can stop quickly", support these leaders.

They hope that the Swiss initiative " will prevent future radicalisations and even make the situation on the ground even more complex ... It is important to point out that we are not only seeking peace but also respect for international law between other. Before getting there, certain preliminary conditions must be met, "the separatist leaders' statement said.