Closeout Ceremony of the Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) Project

Ambassador Barlerin’s speech Closeout Ceremony of the Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) Project (as prepared for delivery) Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Your Excellency, Dr. Malachie Manaouda, Minister of Public Health, Honored Guests, It is an honor to be with you today. We’re here to talk about two neglected tropical diseases:  trachoma and lymphatic filariasis. ...
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Opening of GLOBE Capacity Building Workshop

Remarks by Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin Opening of GLOBE Capacity Building Workshop Monday, April 22, 2019 [1000-1005] Madame Minister, Representatives of the Government of Cameroon, Colleagues and Distinguished Guests, It is my sincere honor to welcome you to the GLOBE Capacity Building Workshop for National Pedagogic Inspectors. I want to thank Minister Lyonga for hosting ...
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Inauguration Ceremony of Borehole

Remarks by Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin (as prepared for delivery) Inauguration Ceremony of Borehole at the National Center for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 10:55 a.m. Dr. Alexandre Manga, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. It is my great pleasure to attend this ceremony today, which marks the completion ...
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Women’s Day Event at the Ambassador’s Residence

Remarks by Ambassador Peter H. Barlerin (As prepared for delivery) Women’s Day Event at the Ambassador’s Residence Thursday, March 7, 2019 Good morning everyone, and welcome to the residence. J’aimerais exprimer ma gratitude à Jessica Hartzfeld, coordinatrice du Groupe de travail sur l’équité entre femmes et hommes à l’ambassade des États-Unis, et à mon épouse, ...
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Ceremony for the Completion of Colloquium of Maritime Security for the Gulf of Guinea

Speech by the Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin  Ceremony for the Completion of Colloquium of Maritime Security for the Gulf of Guinea (1200) Thursday 7 March 2019 Hilton Hotel, Yaoundé, Cameroon Senior Leaders in Attendance (TBD) Honorable Leaders of the Military Community and Guests; Mesdames et messieurs, C’est un honneur pour moi d’être ici aujourd’hui pour ...
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Cameroon Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC)

Ambassador’s Remarks for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Cameroon Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) H.E. Philémon Yang, Prime Minister of Cameroon; H.E. André Mama Fouda, Minister of Health; Members of the Government of Cameroon; WHO Representative and representatives of UN Agencies; Representatives of bilateral organizations; USG Interagency Team; I would like to start ...
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Remarks at the University of Ngaoundéré

Remarks by Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin “as prepared for delivery” University of Ngaoundéré Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Vice Rector, Heads of Faculties and Schools, Administrative and Traditional Authorities, Faculty, and Students.  I am excited to visit the University of Ngaoundéré.  I thank the Rector, Professor Uphie Chinje Melo, for the warm welcome. Before I continue, ...
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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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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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A/PDAS Stephanie Sullivan’s Remarks Cameroon National Day

Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC Sunday, May 20, 6:00pm Your Excellency, Ambassador Etoundi Essomba, Madame Essomba, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Cameroonians, colleagues, and fellow friends of Cameroon: Good evening, Bonsoir. Thank you for the honor of addressing you this evening on behalf of the United States government. It is a ...
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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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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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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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Handover Ceremony of Security Equipment for the Gendarmes

Handover Ceremony of Security Equipment for the Gendarmes General Elokobi; Secrétaire d’Etat à la Défense chargé de la gendarmerie Jean Baptiste Bokam; Chers représentants des médias; Mesdames et messieurs; C’est un véritable honneur pour moi d’être parmi vous aujourd’hui. La présente cérémonie de remise des équipements de sécurité pour les gendarmes du Cameroun est une ...
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Opening of the Conference on the Fight Against Misappropriation of Public Funds

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Madame Minister of State Supreme Control, Excellency Minister Eyebe Ayissi Distinguished Members of Government Distinguished guests from the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD). Madame Le Ministre, it is an honor to be here with you this morning, at this international conference dedicated to the prevention ...
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Peace Corps Swearing-in Ceremony for Agriculture and Community Health Volunteers

Good morning Your Excellency Minister of Public Health, Mr. Andre Mama Fouda; Your Excellency, Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Clementine Ananga Messina; Peace Corps Cameroon Director Mark Orlic and his outstanding staff; Peace Corps Volunteers past, present, and future; Ladies and gentlemen, At a time when terrorists send others to kill innocent ...
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Fourth of July Reception

Your Excellency, Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali; Your Excellency, Minister of External Relations Moukoko Mbonjo; Your Excellencies, Members of Government; Your Excellencies, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Heads of International Organizations, and other members of the diplomatic corps; Distinguished guests and friends from all sectors, the media, arts, academia, the private sector, and alumni; Ladies and gentlemen; ...
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Engagement Remarks – 15th Congo Basin Forest Partnership Meeting of Partners

Excellencies, honored guests, partners, once again let me emphasize how impressed I am with the breadth of cooperation and engagement that all of you are undertaking in Central Africa. I am truly inspired by what I have heard here and throughout this 15th Partners Meeting. In 2015, the United States has pledged more than 47.8 ...
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Stream 5 Opening on Green Economies and Creating Conditions for Growth – 15th Congo Basin Forest Partnership Meeting of Partners

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Distinguished guests from the Government of the Republic of Cameroon, whose commitment to environmental protection and sustainable economic growth is crucial for sustainable development in Central Africa. Members of the international community, governments from the region, private industry, members of civil society and non-governmental organizations. Members of the media present ...
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