The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, expressed his deep concern and preoccupation regarding the development of security events in the region of Bamenda and Douala in Cameroon, in the wake of the current events in South-West and North-West of Cameroon and firmly condemned the symbolic declaration of independence of the country’s Anglophone side.
The OIC Secretary General launched an appeal to the concerned officials in the country’s South-West and North-West to abide by reason and restraint and called for prevalence to be given to a diligent quest for peace and social harmony. He also drew attention to the fact that the country’s stability is an asset that benefits all the citizens and that a spirit of responsibility should accordingly be the guiding beacon for all under such circumstances.
Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen urged the country’s higher authorities to maintain necessary and direct contacts with the Anglophone community and to spare no effort towards evolving adequate solutions that would put a conclusive end to the crises.
The Secretary General expressed, at the end of his message, his sincere condolences to the grieving families that have sustained deaths among them as a result of these events.
He further expressed the OIC’s support for all the initiatives taken by the Cameroon Government towards national reconciliation and indicated that the country’s territorial integrity and stability form the top priority and necessity for its peace and development.—PR