The President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya, recently announced via a tweet that he received a message of congratulations from his counterpart Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, on the occasion of the 46th National Day of the unit that will be celebrated on May 20th.
The May 20th celebration in Cameroon is a reminder of the advent of the unitary state, even though the country is currently experiencing a crisis in the two Anglophone regions of North West and South West. This crisis poses a serious threat to the unity between the country’s French and English speakers.
It was Peter Henry Barlerin, Ambassador of the United States of America in Cameroon who brought the message to President Paul Biya. Responding to questions from the press, the US diplomat said that the meeting with the Cameroonian head of state, allowed to review, the multifaceted cooperation between Cameroon and the United States of America.
Henry Barlerin welcomed the provisional record of the fight against Boko Haram, not to mention that the war is not over yet. On May 11, the Ambassador of the United States of America in Cameroon offered two C 208 Cessna planes, valued at 24 billion FCFA, for the fight against Boko Haram, which killed more than 2,000 people in Cameroon .
Several sources agree that the parade on May 20 this year will last only 4 hours clock: one hour for the military parade, and 3 hours for the parade civil.