President Kagame, first lady in Gabon for CEEAC meet

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 30 November 2016 saa 01:29
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President Paul Kagame and First Lady have arrived in Gabon to attend the extraordinary session of Communauté Economique des États de l’Afrique Centrale (CEEAC) conference which Rwanda has rejoined after nine years.

Member heads of state are meeting today in Libreville, Gabon, to discuss security issues in the central Africa region.

According to a statement issued by Ahmad Allam-Mi, CEEAC Secretary-General this extraordinary session will be devoted to the examination of the political and security situation in Central Africa and focus on subjects related to the questions of peace and security in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo Burundi and the fight against Boko Haram.

The meeting is held four months after Rwanda’s minister of foreign affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo presented to the president of Gabon and head of CEEAC, Ali Bongo Ondimba with documents where Rwanda accepted to rejoin the community it had left in 2007.

CEEAC was established 1983 with the aim of improving cooperation and unity of Central Africa region with 10 member states including Angola, Burundi, Cameroun, Central Africa, DRC, Gabon, Guinée Équatoriale, Congo Brazzaville, Sao Tomé Principe and Chad.