U.S. Ambassador Visits YALI Holiday Camp for Orphans

On August 29, 2018, Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin visited participants in the “My YALI Family Holiday Camp for Orphans” at the Nkolbisson Technical High School in Yaounde. Organized by the YALI West Africa Alumni Association of Cameroon with funding from the U.S. Embassy, this camp brought together fifty orphans from all ten regions of Cameroon ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin on World Humanitarian Day

On World Humanitarian Day, we strongly urge both sides in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon to allow hospital and humanitarian workers to do their jobs. Treating the wounded; providing care and treatment to HIV/AIDS patients; and getting food, water, temporary shelter, and other supplies to those who need them most has to go ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin – Peace Corps Cameroon Swearing-in Ceremony

Salle des Fêtes Olympia – Foumbot Friday August 3, 2018 Representative of the Minister of Secondary Education, Governor of West Region, Senior Divisional Officer for the Noun, Divisional Officer for Foumbot Sub-Division, Mayor of Foumbot, Country Director for Peace Corps Cameroon. Dear Host Families, Dear Trainees, Traditional, Religious, and Administrative officials, Peace Corps Staff, Ladies ...
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Ambassador Visits Public Health Emergency Operations Center Construction Site

On July 4, Ambassador Barlerin visited the Public Health Emergency Operations Center construction site with the Minister of Health. The project, funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, through the Global Health Security Agenda (implemented through USAID and CDC), will be completed this October. Once open, the facility will increase the Cameroonian government’s ability to ...
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Remarks for U.S. Independence Day Celebration

[As Delivered] Hilton Hotel, Yaounde, July 3, 2018 Excellence, Monsieur le ministre délégué auprès du ministre des relations extérieures chargé du monde islamique, M. Adoum Gargoum, Distingués membres du gouvernement de la République du Cameroun, Honorables membres du Parlement, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the 242nd anniversary celebration of our ...
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Opening Ceremony African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA)

Opening Ceremony African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) June 18, 2018 Good Morning!  I first would like to thank our colleagues and friends representing Cameroon, including Monsieur le Secrétaire Général du Ministère de la Défense, for their gracious support in hosting this event. Additionally, I would like to welcome General Nzenze (ZEN-zee) and thank him ...
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Ambassador Barlerin’s Statement to the Press

Ambassador Barlerin’s Statement to the Press As Prepared for Delivery Following his Meeting with President Paul Biya The Unity Palace, Yaoundé, May 17, 2018 In addition to transmitting the best wishes of President Trump for Cameroon’s National Day, I discussed with President Biya a number of issues of common interest. First, the President agreed with ...
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Colloquium on Protecting Human Rights Defenders

Colloquium on Protecting Human Rights Defenders, organized by REDHAC As prepared for delivery May 15, 2018 Opening Remarks by Ambassador Barlerin Minister of Territorial Administration and Permanent Secretary of the National Security Council, H.E. Paul Atanga NDJI, Senior Divisional Officer for Mfoundi, Mr. Jean Claude Tsila, Divisional Officer of Yaounde 1, Mr. Nama thoma Thierry, Executive ...
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Building Good Governance and Counterterrorism Capacity in the Far North Region of Cameroon

Opening Ceremony for the program Building Good Governance and Counterterrorism Capacity in the Far North Region of Cameroon As prepared for delivery Ecole Nationale d’Administration et de Magistrature Monday, May 14, 2018 Remarks by Ambassador Peter H. Barlerin Minister of State, Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals, (Mr Laurent ESSO) Minister of Public Service and ...
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Speech: Donation of Two C-208 CESSNAs

Friday, May 11th, 2018 Yaounde Air Base Excellence, Monsieur le Ministre délégué chargé de la défense, Joseph Beti Assomo ; Monsieur le chef d’état-major, le général de Corps d’armée, René Claude Meka ; Monsieur le chef d’état-major de l’armée de l’Air, le général de brigade Jean Calvin Momha ; Honorables dirigeants de la communauté militaire ...
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Ambassador Barlerin’s Remarks to YALI Mandela Washington Fellows Pre-Departure Orientation

Welcome everyone, to the U.S. Embassy.  Congratulations to each of you.  You are the fifth class of Mandela-Washington Fellows from Cameroon.  Let’s have a big round of applause. The fact that you are present here this afternoon is already an achievement.  This year, 1,271 motivated young Cameroonians completed their applications for the Mandela Washington Fellowship ...
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President Malaria Initiative Launched in Garoua

On March 14 in Garoua, Ambassador Barlerin and Cameroon’s Minister for Public Health launched the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), a 20 million USD program funded by the United States Government.  The Ambassador said that “In the next year alone, PMI will purchase approximately 256,000 insecticide treated nets and approximately 7.5 million doses of malaria ...
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U.S. Ambassador Urges Cameroon to do More in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons

On March 7, 2018, the U.S. Embassy brought together policy makers, scholars, lawyers and leading human rights organizations for a discussion on the theme: “Working for Justice and Peace: The Journey of a Woman Engaged Against Trafficking in Persons,” with 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report Hero, Laura Anyola. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Peter Barlerin ...
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Trafficking in Persons Event with Laura Anyola Tufon

Remarks by Ambassador Peter Barlerin Trafficking in Persons Event with Laura Anyola Tufon American Center, March 7, 2018 2 p.m. [as prepared for delivery] Ladies and gentlemen, Distinguished Guests, I’m pleased to welcome you all here to the American Center at the U.S. Embassy. Today’s program is part of ongoing efforts by the U.S. government ...
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Ambassador Barlerin’s Remarks at Cameroon environmental challenges

Ambassador Barlerin’s Remarks at Cameroon environmental challenges: Water, forestry, and rangeland nexus symposium February 26, 2018 Yaoundé, Cameroon Minister of the Environment, the Protection of Nature, and Sustainable Development Pierre Hele Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Henri Eyebe Ayissi Minister of Energy and Water Resources Basile Atangana Kouna Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jean ...
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YALI Impact Symposium Highlights Youth Contribution in Promoting Peace

On February 17, 2018, close to 500 youths from all 10 regions of Cameroon gathered in the Conference Center in Yaounde for the second edition of the YALI Impact Symposium. Hosted by the Mandela Washington Fellows Association of Cameroon, the day-long event, focused on “Youth Engagement in Promoting Peace through Dialogue and Social Entrepreneurship.” In ...
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2018 YALI Impact Symposium: Remarks by Ambassador Peter Barlerin

[as prepared for delivery] Distinguished Guests, Dear YALI Fellows, Dear participants, Good morning.  I am truly delighted to be here in a hall full of young people from all 10 regions of Cameroon.  Your positive energy, exuding hope and determination, is palpable! For the second consecutive year, the Mandela Washington Fellows Alumni Association of Cameroon ...
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Ambassador Barlerin Pays a Visit to Refugees in the East Region

U.S. Ambassador Peter H. Barlerin traveled to the East region February 6-8. During his trip, he met with regional authorities and visited the Gado-Gadzere camp, which hosts approximately 25,000 Central African refugees. The ambassador also met with United States Peace Corps volunteers and visited two elementary schools for refugee children. In all of his meetings, ...
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Welcome Ambassador Barlerin !

Peter Henry Barlerin U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon Peter Henry Barlerin is the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon.  He is a career Foreign Service Officer and a member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He recently served as the Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of African Affairs and as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant ...
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