Celebrating the Cameroon / Congo friendship through the opening of the new consulate in Ouesso

The Minister of External Relations, His Excellency (H.E.) Mbella Mbella, in accordance with the decision by the Heads of State of the Republic of Cameroon and the Republic of Congo, led an important Cameroonian delegation to the Republic of Congo for the inauguration of the new Cameroonian consulate in the region of Ouesso.
H.E. MBELLA MBELLA was accompanied by the Minister of Territiorial Administration, Mr Paul ATANGA NJI , the Ambassador of Cameroon in Congo, representatives of the Ministries of Trade, Higher Education, Economy, Planning and Regional Development, the Governors of the East and South Regions, the Senior Divisional Officers of Dja and Lobo and Boumba and Ngoko, the Mayor of Sangmelima and collaborators of the Minister of External Relations.
The Delegation arrived at the International Airport of Ouesso on 31 October 2018 at 11.46 AM. They were received by the Senior Divisional Officer of Sangha, Mr Jean Christophe Tchicaya who together with the authorities of his administrative constituency, hosted a reception in his official residence to welcome the Delegation.
Upon completion of this phase of the programme, the Delegation met with the Cameroonian community in Ouesso, in the building next to the Consular Chancery of Cameroon in the Mindongo District. The Ambassador of Cameroon in Congo, H.E. Komidor NJIMOLUH welcomed the Delegation and commended the impressive turnout of the Cameroonian Dispora in Ouesso for this important meeting.
During the ensuing exchange, the diaspora cordially appreciated the message of H.E. MBELLA MBELLA, situating the opening of the Consulate within the dynamics of the excellent relations between Cameroon and Congo as well as the desire of the Head of State, H.E. Paul Biya, to bring the administration closer to Cameroonian citizens wherever they are.
Taking the floor, the Minister of Territorial Administration presented a report of the 7 October 2018 Presidential elections which will culminate in the Oath-Taking Ceremony of the President-elect, His Excellency Paul Biya. The head of the Cameroonian community in Ouesso handed over the contribution of the diaspora to the Humanitarian Action Plan for the populations of the North West and South West Regions. CPDM party members in Ouesso availed themselves of this opportunity to sing songs of congratulations to President Paul Biya for his brilliant reelection as Head of State.
The inauguration of the Consular Chancery of Cameroon in Ouesso was marked by the symbolic cutting of the ribbon by H.E. Mbella Mbella and his Congolese counterpart, H.E. Jean Claude GAKOSSO, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Abroad, in the presence of the Cameroonian Minister of Territorial Administration, Mr Paul Atanga Nji, the Director of Cabinet of the Congolese Minister of the Interior and, the frontier authorities of Cameroon and Congo.
After the inauguration ceremony, the Delegation moved to the Red Square for the solemn celebration of the Cameroon-Congo friendship, in the course of which the Administrative authorities of the District hailed the strong friendship between the two States and affirmed, with respect to this friendship, that the new Consul of Cameroon in Ouesso, Mr BOATI Isaac Blaise can count on their full collaboration.
H.E. MBELLA MBELLA in his keynote address, thanked the President of the Republic of Congo, H.E. Denis SASSOU NGUESSO for his prompt response to the request for the creation of the Consulate of Cameroon in Ouesso.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Abroad, H.E. Jean Claude GAKOSSO, hailed the opening of the Cameroonian Consulate in Cameroon as a historical event which consecrates the strengthening and development of friendly and fraternal relations which have always existed between the Congolese and Cameroonian people.
Early in the evening, after thanking the administrative authorities of Ouesso and the Cameroonian and Congolese populations, the Delegation flew to Oyo in the Cuvette Department.
On 01 November, the President of the Republic of Congo, H.E. Denis SASSOU NGUESSO granted an audience to H.E. Mbella Mbella who was accompanied by Mr Paul Atanga Nji and the rest of the Delegation.
During this audience, H.E. Denis SASSOU NGUESSO extended hearty congratulations to his friend and brother, H.E. Paul BIYA, for his brilliant reelection as President of the Republic of Cameroon.
On this note, the opening of the Consulate of Cameroon in Ouesso, as underlined by H.E. Jean Claude GAKOSSO, stands as a historical feat by Presidents Paul BIYA and Denis SASSOU NGUESSO and the brotherly nations of Cameroon and Congo.
The Cameroonian Delegation left Congo and arrived at the Yaounde Nsimalen International Aiport on the same day at 4.40 PM local time.

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