Yaounde (National Times)-The British High Commissioner to Cameroon, Rowan James Laxton has expressed his government’s willingness to help Cameroon arrests conflicts in the North West, South West and North Regions of the country. The offer to help will also include handling the humanitarian situation in these Regions.
Speaking to reporters after an audience with president Paul Biya on Wednesday April 24, Rowan said he discussed about the conflicts in Cameroon as well as bilateral relations.
“We spoke about a wide range of problems…particularly the humanitarian situation and the situation in the Extreme North and the North West and South West regions,” he said.
The representative of the Queen of England said his country is willing to help Cameroon come out of its present political impasse. “I told the President that my government was ready to help Cameroon come out of its challenges,” Rowan stated.
The discussion which lasted over an hour and forty minutes is one of the longest sessions Paul Biya has entertained in recent times which speak of the enormity of the exchanges. However, at the end the United Kingdom diplomat said, “I just had a very productive meeting with His Excellency Paul Biya.”
This is the first time the representative of the United Kingdom is meeting Paul Biya since the Anglophone conflict started three years ago. While other countries like France, Germany and the United States have been on the air making declarations and meeting state officials, Britain has carefully remained silent despite its colonial bond with Former British Southern Cameroons. pro-independence fighters want to carve out the former British colony to form a state they call ‘Ambazonia’. The outing of the High Commissioner is seemingly an indication that things are taking a different turn especially at the diplomatic level.