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CameroonJournal, Yaounde, June 26 – Cameroon has been chosen by leaders of the the
Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Economic Community of West
African States (ECOWAS) and the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) to host the Inter-
This was one of the major resolutions of the first ever two-
According to the Yaounde Declaration read by Cameroon’s Minister of External Relations,
Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, the decision to create the Inter-
The closing ceremony equally witnessed the adoption of the Code of Conduct on the prevention and repression of acts of piracy, armed robbery against vessels and illicit activities in the West and Central African maritime area.
Host president Paul Biya said in his closing address that the Yaounde meeting was a demonstration of African solidarity and concrete prove of its determination to put all that is required in place in order to guarantee maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea.
“Maritime piracies, armed robbery, hostage-
He reminded his peers that to attain the objective of putting an end to the rising insecurity in the region, all stakeholders will be required to fully play their role in the effective implementation of the Code of Conduct on the prevention and suppression of acts of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activities in West and Central Africa.
The summit attended by 12 Heads of State culminated with a joint press conference granted by the President of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno who is the chairperson of the Economic Community of Central African States, ECCAS and the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara also chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.
The meeting with the press was to explain the implementation procedure of the Yaounde Declaration on the Gulf of Guinea security. In this regard, Chadian leader, Idriss Deby told journalists the maritime safety and security of the Gulf of Guinea was a necessity, stating that survival of countries of the area depended on the security situation. He said the Yaounde Declaration goes into effect from the time of its signature.
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