Cameroon-USA Cooperation:Ambassador Draws Positive Balance Sheet

Michael Stephen Hoza had a farewell audience with Prime Minister Philemon Yang on September 5, 2017


The outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America to Cameroon, Michael Stephen Hoza says he has spent three wonderful years  of his  term in Cameroon during which he worked to consolidate the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Speaking after a farewell audience with Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang at the Star Building on September 5, 2017, he said the major hallmark of the cooperation was in the fight against Boko Haram. He said the military forces of the two countries manifested greater cooperation  that also extended to equipment and maintenance. Cameroon-USA relations, the Ambassador said,  also witnessed a great leap forward in health domain. He said his country has partnership with Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health to fight HIV/AIDS. The health cooperation also extended to the fight against great pandemics such as Ebola championed through the Global Health Agenda. He disclosed that they have started another programme to fight against malaria.  In the economic sector, he cited the coming of American companies to Cameroons such as BOEING, Global Electrics and others.

Concerning crises Cameroon is going through, the Ambassador said the country has many challenges to surmount but he has trust in the Cameroonian people  to maintain peace and prosperity. He cited some of the challenges to include the war against Boko Haram, future elections, organisation of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON ) 2019 and drought in the northern part of the country. He concluded that Cameroon should celebrate its diversity and predicted a very bright future for Cameroon because of its diversity.

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