Southern Cameroons Crisis: France calls for national dialogue
The deputy spokesman for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romain Vuillaume has spoken for the first time about the situation in Southern Cameroons. He was questioned during the traditional weekend briefing in Paris about the role that France can play to try to calm the situation in Southern Cameroons, which continues to deteriorate.
“France is paying close attention to the situation in Cameroon, a friend and partner country. We expressed our concern after the October incidents in the English-speaking areas, which resulted in several casualties. We have also condemned recent crimes against law enforcement officials. We call all actors to restrain and reject violence. We encourage the resolution of tensions through dialogue, with a view to responding, in a peaceful and concerted manner, to the concerns of all parties while respecting the unity and integrity of the country. These are messages that we also pass to the Cameroonian authorities, “said the deputy spokesman for Africa.
France has an important security and defense cooperation with Cameroon, which focuses on training, particularly in the framework of national schools with a regional vocation such as the International War College (ESIG) in Yaoundé. The French government is yet to raise a finger against the genocide currently going in Anglophone Cameroon.
By Chi Prudence Asong