Head of Government Joseph Dion Ngute is in the UK, where he will be representing Cameroon’s Head of State Paul Biya, at the funeral of the British monarch Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19.
This is in honour of an invitation sent by the British Government to the Presidency of the Republic.
Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute already started fulfilling his duties in London. He signed the condolence book on Sunday, after which he noted that his presence “signifies not only the importance that the Head of State gives to his relations with the royal family, but also the relation that Cameroon shares with Great Britain”.
“I am here because the Head of State Paul Biya had extremely intense relations with Queen Elizabeth II, who received him here in London two times. Each time the President of the Republic came, he was immediately received by the Queen, and they shared cordial relations.”
“It is in memory of all that, that the Head of State sent me here to represent him” the Prime Minister stated.
“Don’t forget that in 1994, the Queen sent his son. He was Prince Charles, who came to Cameroon and visited the Korup park, and he had very good relations with us…” Joseph Dion Ngute highlighted.
The Queen died on September 8 2022, and has been replaced by his eldest son now named King Charles III.