Cameroon Across the Divide: Foreign Policy Priorities in West and Central Africa
HE Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, Minister of Foreign Relations, Republic of Cameroon
Chair: Alex Vines OBE, Head, Africa Programme and Research Director, Area Studies and International Law, Chatham House
Bridging the Anglophone and Francophone communities of west and central Africa, Cameroon is in a pivotal position for many of the region’s most prominent issues. The country has experienced steady economic growth and political stability, but is vulnerable to regional insecurity. Boko Haram kidnappings from within Cameroon, the flight of over 100,000 refugees from neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic to safety within Cameroonian borders and armed robberies in and from its territorial waters demonstrate the significance of regional, cross-border challenges for the country.
Cameroon's foreign minister will discuss the country's foreign policy priorities, its role in combating regional threats and its key regional and international engagements.