Cameroon: Peace Negotiations

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the African Union on renewing steps to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Cameroon.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, visited Cameroon to get a better understanding of the situation in July. The UK welcomed this visit, and the preliminary report of the African Union Elections Observation Mission to the 7 October Cameroonian Presidential election, which issued on 9 October 2018. The UK delegation in Addis Ababa continues to engage with Ambassador Smail Chergui, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security on a range of issues, including Cameroon. The UK stands ready to support the African Union to make progress on addressing the crisis in Cameroon.

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