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Coalition for Dialogue & Negotiations Thanks US State Dept for New Cameroon Visa Restrictions Policy
Secretary Blinken Announced Visa Restrictions on those Undermining the Peaceful Resolution of the Crisis in the Anglophone Regions
By: Coalition for Dialogue and Negotiations
(CDN) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) with specific goal to facilitate dialogue and negotiation towards ending the war in the Southern Cameroons. CDN is made of professionals from all walks of life and over 20 partner organizations worldwide advocating for an end to the war. CDN members will work with its partners to strengthen international involvement in resolving the conflict and building durable peace in the conflict affected territories.
Judith Nwana of the Coalition for Dialogue and Negotiations (CDN) said today, "This is such good news for the resolution of the Anglophone crisis because it is a way towards peace. We are grateful to the United States State Department for this important statement and commitment to peace."
The State Department statement follows:
Announcement of Visa Restrictions on Those Undermining the Peaceful Resolution of the Crisis in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon
Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State
"The United States is deeply concerned by the continued violence in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon. We continue to call for both the Cameroonian government and separatist armed groups to end the violence and engage in a dialogue without preconditions to peacefully resolve the crisis. It is important that children can attend school and that humanitarian aid can be delivered. We urge all relevant stakeholders in Cameroon and in the diaspora to engage constructively and seek a peaceful resolution to the crisis.
"We condemn those who undermine peace through engaging in or inciting violence, human rights violations and abuses, and threats against advocates for peace or humanitarian workers.
"I am establishing a policy imposing visa restrictions on individuals who are believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the peaceful resolution of the crisis in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon. This decision reflects our commitment to advance a dialogue to peacefully resolve the Anglophone crisis and support respect for human rights. The United States strongly supports the Cameroonian people, and we remain committed to working together to advance democracy and mutual prosperity for both our countries."
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