Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Statement By Emmanuel Macron: The Presidency Of The Republic Of Cameroon Expresses Its Surprise

The Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon expresses its deep concern about the content of the exchange, abundantly relayed in social networks, between the President of the French Republic and an activist, on February 22, 2020 in Paris. The Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon firmly rejects both the false allegations of the activist and the surprising words of the President of the French Republic.

The Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon wishes to recall that:

The vast majority of Cameroonians, on the occasion of the presidential election of October 07, 2018, massively renewed their confidence in President Paul Biya, to guide them in the fight for peace, security, development, the consolidation of the 'Rule of law, democracy and national unity;
The President of the Republic of Cameroon is accountable for his actions to the sole sovereign Cameroonian people and not to a foreign leader, even from a friendly country;
The President of the Republic is fully committed to the accomplishment of the heavy and exhilarating mission that Almighty God and the sovereign people have entrusted to him and does not need outside pressure to do this;
Since the onset of the crisis in the North West and South West regions, it has spared no effort to find peaceful solutions there. These efforts culminated in the holding of the Grand National Dialogue, the recommendations of which are gradually being implemented;
The Head of State has given clear and firm instructions so that the defense and security forces always perform their duty with professionalism and that the allegations relating to possible abuses are systematically investigated and the case sam, appropriate sanctions.
The Presidency of the Republic reiterates the call launched on September 10, 2019 by the Head of State to the countries which harbor the promoters of hatred and violence in Cameroon, to act against these criminals and asks them to beware of let themselves be exploited by their false propaganda.

The Presidency of the Republic calls on Cameroonians to keep calm, to go about their business quietly and to continue, as in the past, to work to strengthen the historic ties of friendship that exist between Cameroon and France.

Done in Yaoundé, on February 24, 2020 
The Minister of State, Secretary 
General of the Presidency, Ferdinand NGOH NGOH