CEMAC : First part of summit ends with a renewed determination to close-in ranks

31/10/2017After the reception from the impressive crowd that came out to welcome President Paul Biya upon arrival in N’Djamena Monday, real business began this 31st October in Chad.

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Three main speeches punctuated the official opening ceremony of the extra-ordinary summit of CEMAC.

The Mayor of N’Djamena welcomed the August guests to the town which has witnessed transformation thanks to the personal implication of President Idriss Deby Itno.

Next was the outgoing President of the CEMAC Commission.

Congolese born Pierre Moussa who hands over to former Prime Minister of Gabon, Daniel Ona Ondo detailed five years of ups and downs for the region.

The economic and financial troubles accentuated by terrorism has hindered growth in the region.

He discussed the political instability in the Central African Republic that resulted to the transfer of the CEMAC Commission Headquater from the CAR to Equatorial Guinea.

The outgoing CEMAC Commission President saluted the resolved of the six member countries to tear down the border wall and make regional itergration a reality.

The host, President Idriss Deby of Chad focused on terrorism, economic and financial issues of the region and solidarity.

On Terrorism, President Idriss Deby saluted regional cooperation that has been very effective in the fight against terrorism.

On economic and financial issues, the President of Chad expressed optimism that the ambitious programme implemented by member countries will register positive results.

On the issue of solidarity, the Chadian leader was impressed wiith the recent visit of the Secretary General of the United Nations to the Central African Republic. He considered the visit as a good expression of solidarity with a people who has witnessed political instability.

He called on his peers to continue to express solidarity with the people of the CAR where insecurity has once again raised its urgly head. Insecurity he says, is caused by freguent confrontation between rival armed groups.

The extra-ordinary summit of CEMAC got into the second part with closed door discussions.

Pamela Bidjocka 

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