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CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES AGREE TO IMPLEMENT FREE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE PROTOCOL

May 07, 2015 | Uhuruspirit

The meeting was convened by the Gabonese Head of State, Ali Bongo Ondimba, who is the serving chairman of CEMAC.



The member countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC) agreed on Wednesday in Libreville, the Gabonese capital, to make effective the free movement of people within the regional space.

The announcement was made by the Chairman of the CEMAC Commission, Pierre Moussa, who read the final statement of the 12th Summit of the heads of state of the bloc made up of six countries which include Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Chad.

This free movement bid was effective as from the statement, Moussa said, pointing out that the citizens of the bloc just need to show their ID cards and biometric passport to enter into each other’s country.

During the 2013 extraordinary summit of the heads of state of the bloc, a decision was taken to cancel visa requirements for citizens of the space as from 1st January 2014 but the move was not fully implemented due to the reservations of Equatorial Guinea.

Four leaders from the six member states attended the 12th summit held in Libreville, Gabon. They included Gabon’s Ali Bongo Ondimba, the Congolese leader Denis Sassou Nguesso, Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea and Chad’s Idriss Deby Itno.

Cameroon was represented by the Chairman of its Economic and Social Council, Ayang Luc while CAR sent its Prime Minister Mahamat Kamoun.

- APA



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