Chad – Cameroon: brotherly and bilateral ties since 1960

Chad and Cameroon are two neighbouring countries in the central African sub region that enjoy brotherly and bilateral ties established in 1960 upon independence.  They both share a land and maritime boundary around the Lake Chad Basin.

Since the rise of terrorist threats the sub region, both countries jointly engage in the fight against menaces posed by Boko Haram.

The Chad – Cameroon Mixed commission has met for 23 times in 49 years making it the most extensive at the bilateral level between Cameroon and any other nation.

In the economic sector, Chad that is a landlocked country depends essentially on Cameroon’s seaports particularly the port of Douala which is the point of entry and exit of Chadian imports and Exports.

The extensive Chad Cameroon pipeline is another major project that illustrates the strength of the relations between Yaounde and Ndjamena.

At the diplomatic level, President Paul Biya of Cameroon and Idriss Deby Itno of Chad have paid several officials visits to their respective counties.

Cameroon and Chad are at the forefront of the implementation of the free movement of people and goods with the CEMAC sub region, the institution of a CEMAC passport amongst other initiatives to enhance sub regional integration.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

Journalist, Online Reporter, News Presenter, Programme Anchor, Peace Advocate, Geo-strategist,

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