Gabon – Security: Heads of State of Ceeac join forces against extremism and terrorism

Written by Deckson N.

On the occasion of the 8th extraordinary session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of Central African States (Ceeac), the leaders of the subregion under the chairmanship of Ali Bongo Ondimba, have taken urgent measures along different lines such as terrorism, electoral issues, peacebuilding, international peace missions, subregional integration, youth, the humanitarian situation, security and Maritime safety.

Strengthening the coordination of surveillance and intelligence gathering efforts in real time between States to prevent the rise of violent extremism and terrorism, support for regional economic integration efforts through, inter alia, A free trade area, enhanced co-operation with ECOWAS in the fight against terrorism, calls for dialogue in the countries of the subregion affected by political conflicts, among other decisions, that will enable Central Africa to face the major challenges that threaten the peace and security of its people.

Faced with these evils which not only cause enormous humanitarian problems, but also jeopardize the stability of our States and our development efforts, the current Presidency of our Community, which Gabon has the honor of ensuring , Could not remain indifferent. I remain convinced that these problems we face are not insurmountable in a dynamic of regional integration. “Said Ali Bongo, current chairman of Ceeac and of the Security and Peace Council of Central Africa (Copax), during his opening remarks at the high-level conference.

The presidents of Chad, Idriss D├ęby Itno, Rwanda, Paul Kagame and the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera traveled to Libreville to attend the summit.

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