Brigadier General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, President of the Transition and President of the Gabonese Republic, is expected to pay a 24-hour official visit to Cameroon on Wednesday December 6, 2023.
The visit is the first since he took power in the neighbouring country.
During his stay in Cameroon, the Gabonese leader is scheduled to have a high-level meeting with his host, President Paul Biya at the Unity Palace, at 3 p.m.
The visiting Gabonese leader, Brigadier General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema was Born on March 3, 1975 in Ngouoni, south-east of Gabon. Since August 30, 2023, he has been President of the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions, President of the Transition.
Both Heads of State are expected to discuss issues patterning to common interests as Cameroon and Gabon are members of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) and of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS); two major sub-regional groupings.
The two countries that share a long borderline face similar economic, social, development and security challenges in the Gulf of Guinea.
One of their priorities is to continue working together to preserve peace and stability and establish a co-prosperity zone by strengthening sub-regional integration.
Both countries also have cultural similarities which enhances communication and mutual understanding.
The government of Cameroon upholds irreversible values of democracy, peace, and stability, and has consequently firmly condemned the unconstitutional devolution of political power in Libreville on 30 August 2023.
However, in keeping its oft-stated position of non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, Cameroon has aligned itself with the positions of sub-regional bodies, in particular the Conference of Heads of State and Government of ECCAS, within the framework of the Central African Peace and Security Council (COPAX), which designated the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera, who is also the current President of CEMAC, as Facilitator of the political process in Gabon.
Cameroon has announced its readiness to accompany Gabon, a brotherly and friendly country, in the reconstitution of a State that respects international law and its commitment to the sub-regional community.
The official visit of the President of the Gabonese Transition is also part of measures aimed at strengthening relations of good neighbourliness and fraternity, the virtues of which will be celebrated by the two Heads of State.