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Commonwealth statement of the joint mission to Cameroon

27 November 2019

COMMONWEALTH STATEMENT OF THE JOINT MISSION OF THE AFRICAN UNION (AU), THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE ORGANISATION INTERNATIONALE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE (OIF) TO CAMEROON

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC and the Secretary-General of OIF, HE Louise Mushikiwabo are visiting Cameroon from 26 to 28 November 2019.

While in Cameroon they will meet with the country’s leadership and other stakeholders to encourage momentum in efforts to address the conflict in the northwest and southwest regions of the country.

A Commonwealth spokesperson said: “Cameroon is a valuable member of the African Union, the Commonwealth and La Francophonie whose rich diversity is to be celebrated. Every Cameroonian deserves peace and a return to normality.”

The spokesperson added: “The Commonwealth welcomes the outcomes of the recent Major National Dialogue held in Cameroon, as well as other existing home-grown initiatives aimed at addressing the conflict.

"We look forward to engaging with President Paul Biya and other stakeholders on the progress that is being made in addressing the root causes of the conflict, and how we can lend our collective support in promoting lasting peace in the country.”

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