MEETING OF THE CAMEROON-NIGERIA MIXED COMMISSION
Dakar, September 20, 2010 - The Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission will hold its XXVIth session on 23 and 24 September 2010, in Abuja (Nigeria).
The meeting will be the occasion to review the outcomes of the geometrical assessment along the land boundary based on the last mission on a ground held in April-May 2010. More than
1,465 kilometers of land boundary have already been evaluated on the ground in accordance with the ruling of the International Court of Justice of 10 October 2002. The Mixed Commission also plans to discuss the land boundary pillar emplacement activities. More than 175 kilometers of the estimated 1,950 kilometers land border have already been permanently demarcated by pillars.
A consolidated report aimed at reaching a framework agreement on cross-border cooperation for the exploitation of hydrocarbon resources is also on the agenda of the XXVIth session of the Mixed Commission.
The Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission is a mechanism that was established on 15 November 2002 by the United Nations Secretary-General at the request of Presidents Paul Biya (Cameroun) and Olasogun Obasanjo (Nigeria) in order to facilitate the implementation of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the border dispute. The Commission is chaired by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for West Africa, Said Djinnit.
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