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ECCAS Ambassadors resolve to strengthen Economic Cooperation with the USA

Ambassadors from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) accredited to the United States of America, met recently to fine tune their strategies, in order to give ECCAS more visibility in the United States of America. It was also an occasion for a congratulatory message to be addressed to Cameroon’s Head of State, President Paul Biya for the election of one of his illustrious statesmen, Ambassador Philemon Yunji Yang as President of the 79th Session of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly, which begins in September 2024.

The meeting which held at the Embassy of Cameroon in Washington D.C. behind closed doors, brought together nine out of the eleven Chiefs of Mission from member states of ECCAS in the US. The main objective of the meeting was to create more awareness about the institution in the host country.

”We are trying to organize ourselves to make Central Africa more visible in the United states. We want to promote Central Africa towards the host country, ensuring the agenda of cooperation between the Central Africa sub-region is effective as it should be” Henri Etoundi Essomba, Cameroon Ambassador in the United States said.

Meeting at the Cameroon Embassy in Washington DC, the ECCAS diplomatic mission in the USA announced the creation of a working group comprising of the Treasurer, Secretary and other portfolios. For the Congolese Ambassador to the United States, Serges Moubouli, ”it is essential for us to meet and discuss. This is why during our meeting we discused how we can always get together, to be strong and be united.”

It was also an opportunity for the gathering in an interactive session, to take stock of activities of the group so far and put in place an ambitious plan of action to enhance a valuable partnership between the US and the sub region. For this to be effective, the members took a strong commitment to re-engage
diplomatically in boosting key areas such as the rich and diverse cultural identity of the
various member states

With the putting in place of a new Bureau to man the activities of the group, the members pledged to keep the flame of the group alive, with an all hands on deck attitude