Cameroon National Assembly speaker urges "greater understanding" in resolving conflict in Anglophone regions

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-10 23:52:11|Editor: yan
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YAOUNDE, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon's House Speaker of National Assembly Cavaye Yeguie Djibril on Wednesday called on the international community to have a "greater understanding" of the ongoing conflict in the two English-speaking regions of the West African country to avoid "speaking in favour" of armed groups.

"The security situation is still a major preoccupation in our country especially in the Northwest and Southwest regions," Djibril said during a closing plenary session of the National Assembly.

"Much is still to be done but recent actions make us believe that the future is promising."

"We wish for greater understanding, objectivity and solidarity with our bilateral and multilateral partners in the outlook (of the conflict)," he added.

Djibril regretted that "some international NGOs" have "deliberately" turned a blind-eye to the "daily" atrocities committed by armed groups in the restive regions and "instead blames government."

He said, the government is making efforts to speed up decentralization process that is expected to resolve the conflict.

"This session has been devoted to decentralization. Two bills have been passed that give us the path which we can follow. We are completing the decentralization process. This could be a remedy to the conflict," senior member of Cameroon's parliament, Enoh Tanjong told Xinhua.

According to the United Nations, about 430,000 people have been internally displaced in the clashes between the government forces and armed separatists seeking to create an independent nation in the English-speaking regions of Northwest and Southwest.