Friday, March 6, 2020

Ngarbuh: Emmanuel Macron keeps up the pressure as Etoudi puts things in perspective

"Teeth and tongue, called to live together for a lifetime, quarrel", expressed the writer Seydou Badian in his novel entitled Sous l'orage. It is according to this assertion that the nature of cooperation between France and Cameroon can be perceived in recent times.

Indeed, on February 22, 2020, on the sidelines of the visit to the Paris Agricultural Show in France, Emanuel Macron was apostrophed by an activist from the Antisardinadrs Brigade (BAS) named Abdoulaye Thiam very well known under the pseudonym of Calibri Calibrio . 

The French president had then repeatedly used the expression "putting pressure on Cameroon" without deigning to question the "false allegations" of his interlocutor on Cameroon. 

Behavior that the Cameroonian government and the President of the Republic had castigated without reservation. 

However, ten days after the diplomatic incident, on March 1, 2020, President Paul Biya and his French counterpart had a telephone interview. During the exchange, the two statesmen analyzed with calm head the English-speaking crisis whose ravages have been talking more than ever for a few weeks.

Christophe Guilhou reaffirms the friendship between France and Cameroon 

As if to continue and close this exchange between Macron and Paul Biya, Christophe Guilhou, Ambassador of France to Cameroon, was received in audience by the Cameroonian first magistrate. He revealed to the press this March 5, 2020, the quintessence of his exchange with the man of November 6, 1982 in Etoudi. 

"This audience is part of the close relationship that the two countries maintain, in continuous contact. It is also part of the exchange that the two heads of state had a few days ago on the phone. We discussed the evolution of the socio-political situation in Cameroon after the legislative and municipal elections in recent days. We also discussed the situation in the North West and the South West; in this regard, we mentioned the tragedy of Ngarbuh and in particular the identification of responsibilities, understanding what happened. Finally, we discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries, the means to strengthen and I informed the president of the preparations for the Africa France summit which will take place in Bordeaux on the 4th.