Mr. President, 

My wife and I are pleased to welcome you on behalf of the people of Cameroon.

We are deeply moved by the message of friendship and solidarity you bring from the people of Senegal.

I wish you and your delegation a warm welcome and a pleasant stay with us.

Mr. President,

Cameroon and Senegal have long-standing relations founded on fruitful and dynamic cooperation.

We share the same values, including attachment to democracy, peace, dialogue and African unity.

We are both concerned with creating a more conducive environment for the prosperity and well-being of our peoples, and this is reflected in our common resolve to fight terrorism and under-development.

Mr. President,

Your visit to Cameroon today is a token of friendship that we deeply appreciate. It also bears testimony to our common determination to continue working together for greater cooperation between our two countries and closer friendship between our two peoples.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

My wife and I now invite you to raise your glasses to the health of our brother and friend, His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, to the prosperity of the brotherly people of Senegal and to friendship and solidarity between Senegal and Cameroon.

Thank you for your attention.


Yaounde, 28 November 2016


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