3 April 2003

Commission on Boundary Between Cameroon, Nigeria to Meet in Yaounde 2-3 April

NEW YORK, 2 April (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The third meeting of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, will take place in Yaounde, Cameroon, on 2 to 3 April 2003. The Mixed Commission was established by the Secretary-General at the request of President Paul Biya of Cameroon and President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria to consider ways of following up on the 10 October 2002 ruling of the International Court of Justice in the case concerning the land and maritime boundary between the two countries.

As provided for in the Joint Communiqué of 15 November 2002, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and Chairman of the Mixed Commission, will preside over the meeting. Amadou Ali, Minister of Justice of Cameroon and Prince Bola Ajibola, former Minister of Justice of Nigeria, will head their respective delegations to the meeting of the Commission.

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