Cameroon and Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday agreed to tighten border controls following threats of insecurity.
The agreement was reached after Defence ministers of both countries held a transborder security meeting in the CAR town of Boa.
“We are holding this meeting because we have common border problems. There is illegal exploitation of our forest and mineral resources. We have transborder criminality with armed gangs who are causing harm. We have theft of cattle and highway robbers,” Cameroon’s Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo told reporters after the meeting.
He emphasized that “CAR and Cameroonian forces are working hand in hand to fight these threats which we want to eliminate indefinitely”.
Both countries agreed to share Intelligence and train of military personnel. Enditem