Visit by Laurent Fabius to Cameroon and Nigeria (March 15 to 16, 2013)
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Cameroon and Nigeria from March 15 to 16, 2013.
This visit falled within the framework of the French authorities’ wholehearted commitment to securing the release of our compatriots being held hostage in Nigeria by terrorist groups. It also aimed to strengthen cooperation with these two states which are already fully committed to combating terrorism.
In Cameroon, the minister of foreign affairs met with Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon, as well as with Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, Minister of External Relations.
In Nigeria, Laurent Fabius met with Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The minister met with the French community in both countries. He expressed to them France’s solidarity and reaffirm the emphasis our country places on their security, in coordination with the states in which they reside.