Central African President Faustin Archange Touadera, currently head of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (Cemac), strongly condemned the coup d’état that occurred in Gabon on August 30.
Central African President Faustin Archange Touadera, as current president of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (Cemac), expressed his strong condemnation of the recent coup d’état that occurred in Gabon on August 30. Through an official statement issued from the Central African Republic, he expressed concern over these developments and called for the preservation of constitutional order and stability in the region.
President Touadera called the coup in Gabon “deeply worrying” and said it was strongly condemned. In the press release, he insisted on the importance of respecting the physical integrity of President Ali Bongo Ondimba and his family, while calling for a return to constitutional order in the sister country.
Cemac, whose headquarters is based in Bangui, was created in 1994 to succeed the Central African Customs and Economic Union. It brings together six countries in the region, namely Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Chad. In this context, President Touadera stressed that any unconstitutional change of government constituted an unacceptable violation of the fundamental principles of the Community.
The Central African head of state also called for dialogue as the preferred method for resolving disputes. As Central Africa faces a series of political challenges and transitions, President Touadera emphasized the need to preserve peace and stability in the region by avoiding non-constitutional disruptions.