Cameroon summons Belgian ambassador over “attack” on embassy in Brussels

Cameroon on Monday summoned the Belgian ambassador over an attack at the country’s embassy in Brussels. Ambassador Eric Jacquemin was summoned to the foreign ministry “to express the deep concern and disapproval of the Cameroonian Government, in the wake of repeated acts of vandalism perpetrated by a handful of individuals, on Cameroonian State property and or officials, in Europe in general, and in Belgium in particular”, said the External Relations Ministry.

The External Relations Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella informed Ambassador Jacquemin that “the Cameroonian Government requests that its bilateral partners should comply with their commitments in terms of the obligation to protect the premises of foreign Diplomatic and Consular Missions under the 1961 and 1963 Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic Relations and Consular Relations respectively.”

The summons was issued Monday over “the violent trespassing of the property of the Cameroon Embassy in Brussels, by a group of unidentified individuals, in the early hours of Monday June 14, 2021,” the minister said.

La Brigade Anti-Sardinards protest infront of Cameroon’s Embassy in Brussels

On Monday a group of activists – la Brigade Anti-Sardinards (BAS) marched into Cameroon’s Embassy in Brussels.

The movement announced on Facebook that the objective of “thier mission” to the embassy was to “meet Ambassador EVINA, and to talk about the arrest of 3 young banana plantation workers in Djombe-Penja.”

Bonda Clément was arrested last week for insulting President Biya and his government

Last week, Bonda Clément and co – André Boris Wameni and Flavy Kamou were arrested and detained in a prison in Mbanga after a video of Bonda Clément insulting President Paul Biya and his government of embezzling coronavirus funds, went viral on social media. His friends André Boris Wameni and Flavy Kamou reportedly filmed him.


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