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U.S. Gov’t Press Release:Cameroon’s Anniversary/Unity Day May 20, 2011

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Not only did this week feature Secretary Clinton’s Global Diaspora Forum, but it also marks the 39th  Anniversary of Cameroon’s Unification as one. May the spirit that brought us together, guide us especially with the upcoming elections. May we learn lessons and strategies from our neighboring countries that can be peaceably and fairly implemented. Here is the press release below or you can visit the State Government’s website by clicking here: Cameroon’s Anniversary 



Cameroon‘s Anniversary of Independence



Press Statement

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 19, 2011



On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Cameroon as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence this May 20. Our two nations share an enduring partnership that reflects our long history working on behalf of common causes.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Peace Corps this year, we honor the Peace Corps volunteers who have partnered with Cameroonians in rural villages and urban towns. Since 1962, more than 3,000 Volunteers have worked with Cameroon to help improve the quality of lives and empower individuals and communities throughout the country.

The United States remains committed to working with the Cameroon Government as it seeks to strengthen democracy, governance, and rule of law. We look forward to seeing the people of Cameroon exercise their right to vote later this year in a free, fair, and credible Presidential election.

As you celebrate this special occasion, know that the United States stands with you. We are committed to this enduring partnership to help build a more peaceful and prosperous future for all our people.


PRN: 2011/791