The President of the Republic His Excellency Paul BIYA and his wife Mrs. Chantal BIYA left Yaoundé on the morning of Tuesday 23 February 2016 for a brief private visit to Europe. The Head of State is accompanied by his close collaborators, notably the Director of the Civil Cabinet, Martin BELINGA EBOUTOU; the Special Adviser, Rear Admiral Joseph FOUDA and the Chief of State Protocol, Simon Pierre BIKELE.

At the Nsimalen International Airport where he was greeted by a crowd of enthusiastic militants, President Paul BIYA had brief audiences with the President of the Senate, Marcel NIAT NJIFENJI; the Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable CAVAYE YEGUIE DJIBRIL; the Prime Minister Head of Government, Philemon YANG; and the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand NGOH NGOH.