The British government has issued a statement congratulating Cameroon’s President-elect, Paul Biya on his re-election into office.
The statement was issued today by the Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin.
In the statement, Harriet Baldwin said the Britis government is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in the Anglophone regions, which continue to suffer from high levels of violence and human rights abuses perpetrated by both security forces and armed separatists.
“The UK calls on the Government of Cameroon to now take urgent action to address the crisis in the Anglophone regions”.
Excerpt of the full statement below;
“We hope that President Biya will reach out to all sections of Cameroonian society and work to build confidence and trust. It is crucial for all parties to engage in a peaceful and structured process leading to constitutional reforms, as previously set out by the President, and avoid excessive use of force.”
“The UK is concerned at the worsening humanitarian situation in the Anglophone regions and the impact this is having on the lives of ordinary people. We call on all parties to grant full and unhindered humanitarian access to the affected population.”
“The UK will continue to work alongside the international community to encourage and support efforts to resolve the Anglophone crisis. It is vital that all parties now work together to secure a peaceful future for all Cameroonians.”