1, December 2016
Prime Minister Philemon Yang took part in the security and political crises meeting grouping member states of ECCAS on Wednesday in Libreville. The forum was the 8th Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on the political and security situation in the sub region. The Presidents of Chad, Idriss Déby Itno, Rwanda, Paul Kagame and Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, traveled to Libreville for the summit.
Under the impetus of Ali Bongo, the current Chairman of ECCAS and of the Security and Peace Council of Central Africa (COPAX), the meeting discussed terrorism, electoral issues, Peace building, international peace missions, sub regional integration, youth, the humanitarian situation and maritime safety and security.
Cameroon Concord News gathered that the leaders also agreed to strengthen coordination on surveillance and intelligence gathering efforts between States to prevent the rise of violent extremism and terrorism and support for regional economic integration efforts through inter alia, A Free Trade Area (FTA), enhanced cooperation with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the fight against terrorism and dialogue in the countries of the sub- region affected by political conflicts.
By Chi Prudence Asong