Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Britain says the Anglophone Crisis in a STRICTLY INTERNAL ISSUE, and that Cameroonians themselves should solve it

Cameroon's Minister Delegate  at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of Common Wealth Felix Mbayu and the British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in charge of Africa Harriet Baldwin yesterday Monday April 16, met in London  at the request of Cameroon, to discuss bilateral and commonwealth issues between the two countries.

Harriet who was in Cameroon earlier this year, was eager to listen to updates, relating to dialogue initiated to end  the ongoing crisis plaguing the two English speaking Regions.

Felix Mbuya reiterated government's commitment through the Head of State in maintaining peace and unity in the country.

Harriet Baldwin welcomed the determination of the Cameroon Government to solve the problem using dialogue as one of the main tools, and approved the fact that dialogue is a process and not an event.

She also emphasized the British government’s attachment to the Territorial Integrity and Unity of Cameroon, while pledging any form of assistance the Government of Cameroon may require in this connection.

She also agreed that the matter was strictly internal and could thus be best solved by Cameroonians themselves.
Both parties also discussed how to join efforts to fight poaching and illegal wildlife trade, human trafficking and child sexual exploitation.
Cameroon’s bid to become one of the Commonwealth ‘Blue Champions’  as well as the reform of the Commonwealth Secretariat was equally a topic of discussion for both diplomats.
Minister Felix Mbayu is attending the  Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting on the back of the Commonwealth games and the meeting of Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council in Australia where he took the opportunity to meet the Cameroonian diaspora in that part of the world.

With excerpts from Journal du Cameroun

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