Summit of CEMAC Heads of State and Governments begins

The Heads of State of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo; H. E. Denis Sassou, from Congo Brazzaville and H. E. Idriss Deby, from Chad, met on 25th October at the Hotel Radison in Djamena, the capital of Chad, in an extraordinary session of the Conference of Heads of State and Governments of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa, to establish a new dynamic cycle for the economic community.

Cameroon was represented by its Prime Minister, Filemon yang, while the Minister for Finance appeared for Central African Republic.

At the opening session words of welcome were heard from the Mayor of Djamena, followed by the synthesis report presented by the President of the CEMAC Commission, Daniel Ondo Ona. This document included the current economic situation in the subregion, recommendations aimed at alleviating the financial crisis in the community, and the overwhelming need to strengthen solidarity among member nations.

In his opening speech, the acting CEMAC President, H. E. Idriss Deby, described the meeting as brotherly and providing evaluation.

The Head of State from Chad spoke of the importance if economic recovery within the community, something that -he said- required great effort and union between all members.

He also reminded those attending of the need to continue to support Central African Republic in its stabilisation and, later, in the name of CEMAC member countries, congratulated the Cameroon President, H. E. Paul Biya, on his re-election for a fresh mandate.

The acting CEMAC President invited everyone to make a contribution in order to reboot the economy and social prosperity of the subregion.

Following a group photo, the Heads of State met behind closed doors.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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