The 14th edition of the Summit of Heads of State and Governments of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) took place on 24th march in Yamena, the capital of the Republic of Chad, with the aims of boosting regional integration and restoring security in order to strengthen economic reforms.
The meeting covered matters such as the evaluation of the degree of compliance with the measures adopted by the commission in previous sessions, the free circulation of persons and goods in the CEMAC zone, and negotiations between the countries in the community and the International Monetary Fund, among others.
At the ceremony the Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, represented the Equatoguinean Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in the presence of three Heads of State: the host, H. E. Idriss Deby Itno, President of Chad; H.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso, from the People’s Republic of the Congo, and the head of State from Central African Republic, H. E. Faustin Archange Touadera, together with the prime ministers from Gabon, Julien Nkoghe Becale, and Cameroon, Joseph Dion Ngute.
The opening ceremony featured speeches from the President of the CEMAC Commission, the Gabonese Daniel Ona Ondo, and from the President of Chad and current CEMAC President, H. E. Idriss Deby Itno.
The two had words of optimism and encouragement for the six CEMAC member States, and highlighted the need to diversify the economy in the zone, which would help these States to strengthen the economy in the subregion.
Deby Itno praised and thanked member countries for their fight for security in the subregion, while encouraging them to strengthen it, as they being threatened by terrorist groups such as Boko Haram.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office