Nigeria and Cameroon agree on border demarcation


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biyahave agreed to work towards the completion of the demarcation of the land border between Nigeria and Cameroon before the end of the year.

In a communiqué at the conclusion of President Buhari’s official visit to Yaounde, both leaders welcomed the progress made thus far in the exercise which was being undertaken under the auspices of the United Nations.

The two Presidents expressed satisfaction over the recent report on the work of the United Nations Office for West Africa from January to June 2015, regarding progress in the demarcation of the land boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria.

The leaders however, agreed to endorse the recommendation of the United Nations Secretary-General on the completion before the end of 2015, of the land border demarcation work to enhance cross border cooperation.

Nigeria and Cameroon agree on border demarcation

According to the communiqué, President Buhari and his host also endorsed the commitments made at the Extraordinary Summit of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic held in June this year in Abuja.

They reaffirmed their determination to strengthen cooperation with other neighbouring countries for the rapid elimination of terrorism and other security threats.

The two Presidents thanked the United Nations, the African Union, ECOWAS, the Economic Community of Central African States and other bilateral and multilateral partners for their active solidarity in the war against Boko Haram.

Source : Radio Nigeria

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