President Faustin Archange Touadera, on Thursday, opened, the 9th meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG) on the Central African Republic (CAR) in Bangui.
The purpose of the meeting is to define ways of ensuring the return of lasting peace to the CAR.
In his opening speech, President Touadera said he wanted the meeting to lead to the setting up of a new framework for continued dialogue, to ensure greater international support and solidarity in favor of CAR, which remains a fragile and precarious country.
The International Contact Group for CAR was established after the coming to power of a coalition of rebels called Selekas in 2013, at the initiative of the African Union, to help the then war-torn country find a way out of violence.
Each semester, this group of CAR’s partners meets to assess and find solutions to the multitude of problems plaguing the country.
This ninth meeting is the first of President Faustin Archange Touadera’s era.