PRESIDENT PAUL BIYA GRANTED AUDIENCE TO THE US AMBASSADOR TO CAMEROON, ROBERT P. JACKSON THIS 26TH APRIL 2012.
The close to ninety minute audience focused on USA-Cameroon partnership in the areas of security, education, agriculture and investment, US plans to invest in Cameroon and the United Nations quest to restore peace in heated areas including Syria, Mali, Guinea Bissau and Sudan.
The Ambassador told the press that he was bearer of a message from the US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton expressing appreciation to the government of Cameroon for frank collaboration between Yaounde and Washington within the United Nations.
Robert P Jackson was himself bearer of good news for Cameroonians. He announced the imminent return of USAID, the development agency that left Cameroon eighteen years ago.
He also announced the coming of a number of US investors to the country. Commenting on developments in the country especially the recent adoption of the electoral code and the intensification in the fight against the embezzlement of state funds, the American diplomat was explicit.
He saluted the adoption of the new electoral code especially the introduction of the biometric system as a way of checking election irregularities.
On the fight against the embezzlement of state funds, Robert P. Jackson indicated that the American government will like to see the accused be subjected to a speedily and transparent trial.