Idriss Deby, the President of Chad abandons a summit among Central African States in Cameroon before closing to emphasise his protest against several policies of the bloc.
It was learned earlier that President Deby was disgusted with the resolutions made by CEMAC (Central African Economic and Monetary Community) in Yaounde. Apparently, President Deby is reported to be the chairman of the African Union, as well. Deby does not agree to the devaluation of the CFA Francs which is their common currency. In his 21 point statement, he is determined to carry out a system to bail out failing economies of the region.
The summit is joined by Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo.
Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director, attended the session on Friday without previous announcement of her attendance. Michael Sapin, the French Finance Minister, also attended the meeting without earlier announcement.
Cameroonian President Biya earlier petitioned the people to come out and welcome the participants attending the summit.
Roads leading to the venue were decorated with the member countries’ flags and banners announcing the summit and emphasising the importance of integration among subregions within the CEMAC zone were placed along main crossings.