Cameroon – Socio-political upheavals: "La Francophonie" to contribute in stability, return to peace

Par Atia T. AZOHNWI | Cameroon-Info.Net
YAOUNDE - 24-May-2019   3663
President Biya and La Francophonie's Ms Mushikiwabo PRC
Ms Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) has said her organisation is ready to work towards strengthening Cameroon’s stability. She was speaking Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Unity Palace on the invitation of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul Biya.

She described Cameroon as a strategic member of La Francophonie and a key actor in the central African sub-region. For over two hours, President Biya and the La Francophonie scribe exchanged on a wide range of issues aimed at reenergising relations between Cameroon and La Francophonie.

“I have been in office for five months and I wanted to make sure that I mark my term of office with a visit to this country. I wanted to meet His Excellency President Biya whom I know from my previous function as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda,” Ms Louise Mushikiwabo said.

She pledged the support of La Francophonie to the efforts made by President Biya towards achieving lasting peace and stability in Cameroon.

“I wanted to offer that the organisation that I lead is ready, willing and happy to contribute in any way possible to the stability of this country and the continuity of the peace that it enjoyed for many years until recently,” the La Francophonie chief explained.

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda insisted that Cameroon is a key player within the International Organisation of La Francophonie, reason why she wanted to meet President Biya and present her vision for the growth of the organisation.

Secretary General Louise Mushikiwabo noted that it is also part of the mandate of the organisation to accompany member states in political processes.

She also wanted to reassure the Government that there will be more collaboration from the OIF in terms of: education, the youths, the digital era, and the processes linked to the politics and security of Cameroon.

Secretary General Louise Mushikiwabo was decorated by the Head of State with the medal of Grand Officer of the National Order of Valour.

Her visit comes at a time when Cameroon is grappling with socio-political upheavals in the country’s North West and South West Regions with soldiers battling armed men fighting for restoration of the independence of a country they call Ambazonia. Thousands have been killed in the restive area, while hundreds of thousands have been internally displaced with others as refugees.

It is hoped that the International Organisation of La Francophonie may mediate an end to the current political deadlock plaguing the country, including the Cameroon Renaissance Movement of retained Professor Maurice Kamto who emerged second at the October 7, 2018 Presidential election but has since claimed victory.

Cameroon – Socio-political upheavals: La Francophonie to contribute in stability, return to peace

Ms Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) has said her organisation is ready to work towards strengthening Cameroon’s stability. She was speaking Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Unity Palace on the invitation of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul Biya.

She described Cameroon as a strategic member of La Francophonie and a key actor in the central African sub-region. For over two hours, President Biya and the La Francophonie scribe exchanged on a wide range of issues aimed at reenergising relations between Cameroon and La Francophonie.

“I have been in office for five months and I wanted to make sure that I mark my term of office with a visit to this country. I wanted to meet His Excellency President Biya whom I know from my previous function as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda,” Ms Louise Mushikiwabo said.

She pledged the support of La Francophonie to the efforts made by President Biya towards achieving lasting peace and stability in Cameroon.

“I wanted to offer that the organisation that I lead is ready, willing and happy to contribute in any way possible to the stability of this country and the continuity of the peace that it enjoyed for many years until recently,” the La Francophonie chief explained.

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda insisted that Cameroon is a key player within the International Organisation of La Francophonie, reason why she wanted to meet President Biya and present her vision for the growth of the organisation.

Secretary General Louise Mushikiwabo noted that it is also part of the mandate of the organisation to accompany member states in political processes.

She also wanted to reassure the Government that there will be more collaboration from the OIF in terms of: education, the youths, the digital era, and the processes linked to the politics and security of Cameroon.

Secretary General Louise Mushikiwabo was decorated by the Head of State with the medal of Grand Officer of the National Order of Valour.

Her visit comes at a time when Cameroon is grappling with socio-political upheavals in the country’s North West and South West Regions with soldiers battling armed men fighting for restoration of the independence of a country they call Ambazonia. Thousands have been killed in the restive area, while hundreds of thousands have been internally displaced with others as refugees.

It is hoped that the International Organisation of La Francophonie may mediate an end to the current political deadlock plaguing the country, including the Cameroon Renaissance Movement of retained Professor Maurice Kamto who emerged second at the October 7, 2018 Presidential election but has since claimed victory.

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