Cameroon and Congo: Border Security and Demarcation Under Review

The technical Subcommittee for Demarcation and Reaffirmation of the Cameroon/Congo Border is holding its first meeting in Yaounde.

The session that holding in Yaounde was opened this Tuesday, August 30 by the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji in the presence of the Congolese Ambassador to Cameroon, Zéphirin Kibidi Ngovuka.

He called on experts attending the Technical Sub Committee meeting have been told to propose clear and concrete solutions for the demarcation of the border between the two countries.

He pinpointed the importance the Heads of State of both countries, Paul Biya of Cameroon and Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo attach to the project that will foster cooperation between the neighbouring nations.

Experts from Cameroon and Congo are expected to visit a portion of the common border at Ntem in the South Region of Cameroon.

Cameroon’s Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji highlighted the fact that both countries don’t have any border conflict.

The first phase of the technical meeting on demarcation and reaffirmation of the border between the two countries ends Wednesday with the signing and exchange of documents by Heads of the delegation from both countries.

The second phase will be a field visit which the experts will under take to Sangmelima in the South Region of Cameroon and Ntam in Congo, from September 1 to 4, 2022.

They will visit the over century old border line established during the colonial era.

The heads of the delegations include, Dr. Ndzana Louis de Gonzague Anaclet, Director of Territorial Organisation at the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Focal Point of Cameroon Frontiers is head of team of experts from Cameroon while Jacques Essissongo, Director of General of Territorial Administration, Permanent Secretary of the National Commission on Frontiers is the head of the Congolese delegation.

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