May 20 Congratulatory Messages: World Leaders Renew Commitments With Cameroon

The messages came from all the corners of the earth with pledges to keep the ties with Cameroon stronger and kicking

Leaders of many countries enjoying bilateral ties with Cameroon used the occasion of the National Day celebrated on May 20 to restate their commitment in making the existing relations even stronger and more beneficial.

These pledges are contained in a litany of congratulatory messages which were sent to the Head of State Paul Biya as Cameroonians celebrated the 51st edition of their unitary state.

The messages came from all the corners of the earth. From Angola to the United States, from China to Singapore, from the United Kingdom to Egypt, and from Sweden to Senegal, the messages were meaningful and underlined the unwavering commitment of the leaders in pursuing win-win relations with Cameroon.

“The United States and Cameroon cooperate in several areas to include health, regional security, humanitarian assistance, and environmental protection. The United States looks forward to continued partnership with Cameroon to advance peace and prosperity for all Cameroonians,” said United States Secretary General Antony Blinken in a statement.

King Charles III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in an official telegram addressed to President Paul Biya, said “I look forward to the continuing warm friendship and the close partnership between our two countries, including as members of the Commonwealth, in this special year of the tenth anniversary of the Commonwealth chatter.”

He recalled his visit to Cameroon in 1990 saying he enjoyed huge hospitality and also he saw the efforts made by the Head of State to preserve Cameroon’s remarkable natural beauty.

“These are the values which the UK and Cameroon share as well as our historical ties and I welcome our mutual commitment to them and to our partnership,” the King added.

China’s President Xi Jinping hailed the Head of State for his work this past couple of years of driving development that is tailored to the situation of the country and in maintaining peace and the sovereignty of the state.

He also noted that the relations between Beijing and Yaounde have been on an upward trajectory for many years now and expressed his sincere wish to see Cameroon make even greater progress and prosperity than has been the case in the past. “I hope to work in close collaboration with you on the basis of true friendship, equality, mutual confidence, and win-win cooperation, so as to deepen the friendly exchanges between our two countries,” Xi Jinping pledged.

President Ali Bongo of Gabon said he was proud of the excellent state of relations between Cameroon and his country and expressed his “incessant willingness” to work with the Head of State, Paul Biya, for the entrenchment of those ties.

From Liberia, President George Weah sent a warm message of felicitation. “As we join Your Excellency and the other people of the Republic of Cameroon in celebrating this historic day, it is my sincere hope that the bonds of friendship and cooperation subsisting between our two people’s and countries will continue to be strengthened in furtherance of the principles of the African Union and the United Nations,” the football legend wrote.

Without being exhaustive, messages pledging continued fruitful ties with Cameroon also came from the leaders of countries including Algeria, Australia, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Chad, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Sweden, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the State of Palestine, and Portugal.

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