Canada facilitates Cameroon peace process: Foreign Minister Jolly

the federal government says Canada Leading a peace process aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis in Cameroon, where years of fighting and conflict have forced nearly 800,000 people from their homes.

Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie says there is a group agreement in West Central African country To enter the process To Reach a comprehensive, peaceful and political settlement of the conflict.

Jolie said in the release: Canada intention help Group as part of commitment To Promote peace and security and advance support for democracy and human rights.

With more than 6,000 people dead and 600,000 children without full access since 2017, the public bears the brunt of the ongoing crisis, she says. To education.

The group includes the Republic of Cameroon, the Ambazonia Governing Council and the Ambazonia Defense Forces, the African People’s Liberation Movement and the South Cameroon Defense Forces, the Interim Government and the Ambazonia Coalition Team, Jolie said.

according to To Fighting continues at the United Nations between state security forces and armed groups. To Killing and evacuation of civilians, including attacks on schools and children.

Canada received a mandate To Facilitate this process as part of our commitment To Promote peace and security and advance our support for democracy and human rights,” Jolie said on Friday.

“The agreement To Entering a formal process is an important first step towards peace and a more secure, inclusive and prosperous future for civilians affected by conflict. ”

Government sources said there had been previous meetings in Toronto and Quebec To allow negotiation To It takes place between different groups.

the source said Canada The sole facilitator of the peace process.

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