Saturday, 4 February 2017

Hope For Cameroon - US Ambassador Met With H.E Paul Biya Yesterday and They Talked About The Anglophone Problem

The U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon, H.E. Michael Stephen HOZA, met with President Paul Biya yesterday; February 2. They talked about Rule of law, democracy, human rights respect and inclusive dialogue.

The ambassador said that the Cameroon-U.S relations will witness a significant growth in Mr. Donald Trump’s administration.

He said efforts will be made to support Cameroon in; the fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group, peace and stability in the Central African Republic, and the promotion of maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea.

“I congratulated him on the success of Cameroonian armed forces in this fight. I also expressed my sincere and deep condolences on the death of General Jacob Kodji and his comrades in the tragic helicopter accident late last month,” he said.

Strategically, it is imperative for Cameroon and the U.S. to examine the possibility of realising a broader bilateral relationship and partnership. This is within the context of the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the confirmation of Rex Tillerson as the new U.S. Secretary of State.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Ambassador emphasized on the shared opinion he held with President Paul BIYA. He said they concurred that: “democracy; rule of law; respect for human rights; inclusive and legitimate consultations across all segments and sectors of the society, are important to secure a bright future for all Cameroonians”.
Hope For Cameroon - US Ambassador Met With H.E Paul Biya Yesterday and They Talked About The Anglophone Problem
“I congratulated the President on his continuing efforts to build a transparent and corruption-free business climate that attracts the investment Cameroon needs to create jobs and employ its vibrant youth. The young people are truly the future of this great Nation and it is important to include them in discussions and consultations about the future of the country,” he explained.
The U.S. diplomat equally expatiated on a statement issued by the U.S. State Department on the strike actions led by Anglophone lawyers and teachers in Cameroon.

Ambassador Hoza referred to the social tensions in the North West and South West regions as a “domestic debate”. He also reiterated the importance of non-violence and dialogue with all sectors of society for the benefit of all Cameroonians.
Hope For Cameroon - US Ambassador Met With H.E Paul Biya Yesterday and They Talked About The Anglophone Problem
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