European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in western Cameroon

Bruxelles, 07/02/2018 - 09:43, UNIQUE ID: 180207_1
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in western Cameroon

Fresh acts of violence in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon have caused the death of at least three members of the security forces and a number of civilians. Such acts are unacceptable and must be punished. The same applies to any excessive use of violence against civilians. The perpetrators must be brought to justice in accordance with the law.

Resorting to violence cannot be a means of achieving political ends. It remains crucial for the security forces to be proportionate in their use of force while carrying out their duties.

The European Union calls on all sides to refrain from any act that might exacerbate tensions or incite violence between Cameroonians. It remains convinced that sincere and constructive dialogue, following democratic and constitutional procedures, is the only way of finding a lasting solution to the crisis, while preserving unity and peace for all Cameroonians.

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