“I have decided to convene, from the end of this month, a major national dialogue that will, in line with our Constitution, enable us to seek ways & means of meeting the high aspirations of the people of the NW & SW Regions.”
“The dialogue in question will mainly concern the situation in the North-West & South-West Regions… it is obvious that it will not concern only the population of these two regions.”
“The future of our compatriots in the North-West and South-West Regions lies within our Republic. Cameroon will remain one and indivisible. Long Live Cameroon!”
An insurgency erupted in late 2017 after the government cracked down on peaceful protests in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest English-speaking regions. Protesters were complaining of being marginalised by the French-speaking majority.