Security experts of the six countries that make up the Central African Economic and Monetary Community, CEMAC, are holding their 17 session in Cameroon with focus on security challenges.
CEMAC brings together Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. This 17th ordinary session which began Tuesday May 2, brings together the army chiefs of staff from the six countries.
According to a report over state television, CRTV, the defense experts of the security commission of CEMAC are meeting in Yaounde to discuss security issues plaguing the sub region. The leaders the report say, will be reflecting on more effective strategies to address the challenges of the sub Region with security being top priority.
During their deliberations, the experts will be updated with the security situation in the Central African Republic and Boko Haram threats. The session is also expected to review the recommendations proposed during the last session in Libreville, Gabon.
The four day workshop was opened by Colonel Melingui Nouma Donatien who is representing the Chiefs of Staff.The experts meeting is coming months after Cameroon unilaterally started implementing an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union, allegedly in violation of CEMAC rules.
Besides the devaluation of the CFA Franc, which was still pegged to the French Franc, the presidents of Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, were also likely to discuss sub-regional integration vis-à-vis the free movement of persons and goods, which according some Cameroonians, was still a distant dream.