The president of Cameroon H.E Paul Biya and First Lady Mrs Chantal Biya have travelled to the US, to take part in the 72nd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The presidential couple left Yaounde on Thursday morning, with the specific agenda of defending the interests of the country at the72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, when the General Debate opens on Tuesday, 19 September 2017.
This debate will run from 19 to 25 September 2017 under the theme: Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.
The Head of State is also accompanied by an Official Delegation comprising:
– Mr. Lejeune MBELLA MBELLA, Minister of External Relations.
– Mr. Martin BELINGA EBOUTOU, Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic.
– Mr. HAMADOU MOUSTAPHA, Minister in charge of Special Duties at the Presidency of the Republic.
– Mr. Paul ATANGA NJI, Minister in charge of Special Duties at the Presidency of the Republic.
– Mr. Luc SINDJOUN, Special Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic.
– Rear Admiral Joseph FOUDA, Special Adviser at the Presidency of the
– Mr. Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA, Cameroon’s Ambassador to the United States of America.
–Mr. TOMMO MONTHE, Ambassador, Cameroon’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
–Mr. Simon Pierre BIKELE, Chief of State Protocol.
While at the summit, the president and his delegation will be expected to address challenging issues in Cameroon such as the fight against terrorism, the management of refugees, climate change, the economic situation and the ongoing Anglophone crisis, a topic which will not miss the scenes.
President Paul Biya will certainly speak on his subjects on 22 September in the general debate of the General Assembly.
This debate will be chaired by the new president of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Slovak Miroslav Lajcak. The Slovakian Foreign Minister was elected as President of the General Assembly on 31 May 2017, but took office on 12 September 2017, replacing Ambassador Peter Thompson of Fiji.
On this 72nd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly, American president Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will be registering their first participation in this annual global event.