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Rubio Joins Risch, Cardin And Colleagues In Condemning Violence In Anglophone Cameroon

Sep 8, 2020 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and Ben Cardin (D-MD) in introducing a resolution calling on the Government of Cameroon and armed separatist groups from the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions to end all violence, respect the human rights of all Cameroonians, and pursue a genuinely inclusive dialogue toward resolving the ongoing civil conflict in Anglophone Cameroon.

Key provisions of the resolution include encouraging all parties of the Anglophone conflict in Cameroon to:

  • Conclude and uphold an immediate ceasefire.

  • Guarantee unfettered humanitarian access and assistance to the Northwest and Southwest regions.

  • Exercise restraint and ensure that political protests are peaceful.

  • Establish a credible process for an inclusive dialogue that includes all relevant stakeholders to achieve a sustainable political solution that respects the rights and freedoms of all of the people of Cameroon.

Joining Rubio, Risch, and Cardin were Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Ed Markey (D-MA), James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Coons (D-DE), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mark Warner (D-VA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Tim Kaine (D-VA)

The full text of the resolution is here.