MINREX Sits In For Paul Biya At ECCAS Summit

Attendees resolved to help fellow member state Chad ensure a smooth and peaceful transfer of power to civilian rule by the Transitional Military Council

The Minister of External Relations, Mbella Mbella, was the representative of the Head of State at an extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of Central African Sates, ECCAS, which took place Friday.

The External Relations boss contributed the views of Cameroon to the main item on the meeting’s agenda, which was about looking for common solutions to the political and security situation in Chad and ensure a peaceful transfer of power there.

Chaired by the current Chairperson of ECCAS and Congolese President Dennis Sassou-Nguesso, the summit brought together leaders and representatives of leaders of all eleven member-states of the sub regional bloc.

During the meeting which took place in the Kintélé area of the Congolese capital Brazzaville, the ECCAS leaders resolved to work on the common goal of seeing a smooth and peaceful transition in Chad.

“In this delicate moment which this brotherly nation is experiencing, we have to take every necessary measure considering the political, diplomatic and security stakes, for our community and also bear in mind the geostrategic importance of the future of our sub region,” the ECCAS head told his peers at the state of the meeting.

He regretted the death of their onetime peer,President Idriss Deby Itno, saying, although it came like a bombshell, they now have the responsibility to make sure that the country he leaves behind doesn’t slip into a socio-political precipice.

Recall that since the death of the Chadian leader and the putting in place of a Transitional Military Council which his son, Lt General Mahamat Idriss Deby heads, CEMAC and ECCAS leaders have been sharing notes in order to ensure that their brotherly country doesn’t suffer any major crisis that may pose sub regional threat.

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