July 4th Remarks

U.S. Embassy, Yaoundé, June 27, 2019 Your Excellency, the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations, Distinguished members of the Government of the Republic of Cameroon, Honorable Members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the 243rd anniversary celebration of the United States of America. Tonight’s theme is the ...
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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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Ambassador Barlerin Encourages Students to Uphold Ethical Values

On April 17, 2019, the U.S. Embassy welcomed 50 members of the Ethics Club of the Government Bilingual High School Nkol-Eton, Yaounde, for a seminar on “Developing a Personal Code of Ethics.” Facilitated by YALI Regional Leadership Center alumni Nkemcha Martin Tiku and Etonde Eliot Nchang Ndeley, this hands-on session informed students about the benefits ...
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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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Women History Month: Ambassador Barlerin Encourages Young Girls to Educate themselves

To commemorate Women’s History Month, Embassy Yaounde welcomed forty pupils from Groupe Scolaire Bilingue La Grace, for a “Drop Everything and Read” session. The pupils were excited to meet Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin, who encouraged them to study hard. Education empowers people to make better choices and is important for the personal, social and economic ...
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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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U.S. Government Grants $27 Million to Improve Cameroonian Primary School Children’s Nutrition and Literacy

U.S. Embassy Yaoundé Press Release U.S. Government Grants $27 Million to Improve Cameroonian Primary School Children’s Nutrition and Literacy Yaounde November 30, 2018. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Cameroon a grant of $27 million (approximately 14 billion CFA) for a nutrition and literacy program targeting primary schools in four regions of the country. ...
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A U.S. Embassy Delegation Led by Ambassador Barlerin Visits Ngaoundéré

On November 20, U.S. Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin visited of the Association for the Care of Children in Difficulty (ASEED) Orphanage. ASEED Orphanage benefits from the assistance of a Peace Corps volunteer. Later in the afternoon, at the University of Ngaoundéré, Ambassador Barlerin delivered remarks to over 500 students and lecturers. He focused on the ...
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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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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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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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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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