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General News of Thursday, 31 March 2016

Source: yaounde.usembassy.gov

US Ambassador visits University of Buea

Recently,Ambassador Michael S. Hoza visited the University of Buea to discuss U.S. foreign policy in Cameroon.

He was welcomed by Fulbright Program alumna and Vice Chancellor Dr. Nalova Lyonga, staff, faculty members, over 500 students, and alumni from the Fulbright, Humphrey, and Young African Leaders Initiative/Mandela Washington Fellows (YALI/MWF) programs.

Dr. Lyonga and the Ambassador discussed the university’s efforts in education and research, and work to promote health sciences and green energy to promote sustainable development in Cameroon.

Addressing the students, the Ambassador highlighted the United States’ commitment to promote development in Cameroon through their own talents, ideas, and immense contributions, especially of women and girls. “As President Obama has said, it is a foreign policy priority of the United States to partner with you to promote African solutions to African challenges.

From implementing partnership programs on security, health, education, and others, we are committed to supporting your efforts to build a future of peace, prosperity, and opportunity for all Cameroonians,” he said.

Following his remarks, the Ambassador answered questions from students on a range of issues, including the system and processes of the current American presidential primaries, the extent of U.S. security assistance to help Cameroon defeat Boko Haram, good governance, and the importance of women’s rights to strengthen societies, including in Cameroon as in the United States.