Cameroon - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (07.02.19)

Q : Are you considering the possibility of suspending military cooperation with Cameroon, as the United States has done?

A : France is bound by a partnership agreement on defense in which it acts according to current international norms.

Our structural cooperation on security and defense with Cameroon focuses on officer training. We supply advisors to the International War College, the Command and Staff College, and the International School for Security Forces in Yaoundé. Recognized by a number of nations, these international schools host interns from more than 25 African countries.

In full compliance with international humanitarian law and the law of armed conflict, this cooperation also aims to assist Cameroon’s security and defense forces to combat terrorism and particularly Boko Haram in the northern part of the country, while protecting local populations. This cooperation is ongoing.