In line with his constant commitment to the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul BIYA, took part in the “One Planet Summit” in Paris on 12 December 2017. Co-chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, the summit held at the Seine Musicales – Seguin Island. It brought together some 60 Heads of State and Government, representatives of international finance and major global companies. Convened two years after COP21, which culminated in the signing of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, “One Planet Summit” aimed to rekindle the flame of countries’ commitment to fight climate change and to promote the mobilisation of funding for climate actions.

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The plane carrying the President of the Republic and Mrs. Chantal BIYA arrived at the Paris-Le Bourget Airport on 11 December 2017. The Presidential Couple were welcomed by Cameroon’s Ambassador to France, His Excellency Samuel Mvondo Ayolo, and his wife. This was followed by the presentation of two pretty flower bouquets: one to the Head of State – given by a little girl; and another to the First Lady – given by a young boy. 

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At the invitation of His Excellency Emmanuel MACRON, President of the French Republic, Mr. Antonio GUTERRES, Secretary-General of the United Nations and Mr. Jim YONG KIM, President of the World Bank Group, His Excellency Paul BIYA, President of the Republic of Cameroon, and his wife Mrs. Chantal BIYA, left Yaounde late this morning, 11 December 2017, for Paris (France) to attend the Summit on Climate Change dubbed "One Planet Summit", which will take place on 12 December 2017.

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The President of the Republic, His Excellency Paul BIYA joined African Union and European Union leaders in Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire on 29 November 2017, for the opening ceremony of the 5th AU-EU Summit. Heads of State and Government (representing 55 African countries and 28 European countries), as well as other top international personalities were present at the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire. The two-day conclave is holding under the theme: “Investing in youth for a sustainable future”.

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The President of the Republic of Cameroon, His Excellency Paul BIYA, arrived in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on 28 November 2017. The Head of State was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Chantal BIYA, to take part in the 5th African Union - European Union Summit from 29 to 30 November 2017. The conclave will hold on the theme “Investing in Youth for a Sustainable Future”.

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At the invitation of His Excellency Alassane OUATIARA, President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and Mr. Moussa FAKI MAHAMAT, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, His Excellency Paul BIYA, President of the Republic of Cameroon, and his wife Mrs Chantal BIYA, left Yaounde early this afternoon for Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) to attend the s" African Union-European Union Summit which will take place on 29 and 30 November 2017, under the central theme "Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Future".

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