Mohamed Ibn Chambas, special representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, led a meeting of the heads of delegation of Cameroon and Nigeria in Yaoundé as part of his duties as Chairman of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC).
Amadou Ali, vice prime minister, represented Cameroon, which hosted the event, while M. Abubakar Malami San, prime minister of justice, represented the delegation of Nigeria.
Ibn Chambas ensured that both parties reviewed vital issues and agreed upon a resolution to those that are the most outstanding. These include employing a realistic roadmap that prioritizes the resolution of disagreements in a timely fashion, the completion of the land boundary separation, the induction of socioeconomic plans designed to evoke confidence among the populations that have been affected by demarcation, and replenishing the trust fund needed to complete these objectives.
Ali said his government was willing to work with all sides to bring about a resolution to these outstanding issues while implanting the International Court of Justice ruling in full. Malami San echoed these sentiments, saying his country is committed to the completion of the demarcation work and taking the essential steps to address unresolved challenges.