Cameroon - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (02.02.18)


Q – Another three gendarmes were killed in Cameroon yesterday. There were clashes in several towns and villages, and an unknown number of civilians were killed. The situation is slowly deteriorating. Have France and the international community attempted to pressure President Biya to begin an inclusive dialogue?

A – France condemns the latest murders of law enforcement officers on February 1 in Cameroon.

We reiterate our call for an end to the violence and call on all actors to exercise restraint.

Only through dialogue will it be possible to respond calmly and in a coordinated way to all the parties’ concerns while respecting the country’s unity and integrity. This is a message we are also conveying to the Cameroonian authorities, in close cooperation with our European and international partners.