The office of the United Nations Secretary General has reacted to the release of Consortium leaders and “Others”. The United Nations as the mother of diplomatic body in the world calls on the Cameroun Government to now pursue dialogue to address the root causes of the problem as earlier addressed. The Secretary General says the United Nations is ready to join and support the dialogue process. Below is the statement
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the release of arrested leaders in the Republic of Cameroon
The Secretary-General welcomes the release in Cameroon of a number of leaders from the South West and North West regions and the dropping of all charges against them following a 30 August order by President Paul Biya. The Secretary-General hopes that this positive step will lead to a further lowering of tensions and strengthened political dialogue.
The Secretary-General encourages the Cameroonian authorities to pursue their efforts to address the grievances of the Anglophone community and promote measures of national reconciliation in order to find a durable solution to the crisis. The Secretary-General reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to continue to support such efforts.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General