Q. What do you think about the controversy in Cameroon following the meeting between the ambassador and President Paul Biya on April 16, while rumors are growing with respect to the president’s absence, and maybe even a power vacuum?
A. Our ambassador requested a meeting with President Biya as directed, in order to follow up on the meeting between the two presidents on March 1. He also focused on the initiatives taken by France in support of African efforts in the fight against Covid-19.
This was a common and regular diplomatic exercise. Following his audience with President Biya, and as is customary for him and for all other visitors, our ambassador gave a brief statement to the media.