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Deputy Secretary Richard Verma visits Cameroon

In a media round table, Verma underscored continued US commitment to Cameroon through foreign assistance and shared goals for development

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard R. Verma / https://twitter.com/DepSecStateMR

Richard Verma, the highest ranking Indian American in the State Department is visiting Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Angola – from April 21 to 25 -- carrying forward the agenda of US President Joe Biden to strengthen ties with Africa in view of the increasing aggressive diplomacy from China.

In Cameroon, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard R. Verma  met with senior Cameroonian government officials, public health partners, and civil society leaders to discuss US-Cameroon cooperation in the areas of health, peace and regional security, and sustainable economic growth. 

“Cameroon’s many rich customs and traditions across its regions are what makes this country Africa in miniature. I so appreciated the chance to experience firsthand one of the several traditional dances that make up this beautiful nation,” Verma said.



In a round table with the local media, Verma underscored continued US commitment to Cameroon through foreign assistance and shared goals for development.



“Constructive meeting with Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh. Discussed opportunities to strengthen the U.S.-Cameroon partnership as well as to promote respect for human rights and regional stability,” he said in a post on X.

In Ethiopia, he will meet with African Union Commission officials, the State Department said. 

In Angola, Deputy Secretary Verma will travel with Administrator Samantha Power of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to meet with senior Angolan government officials, business and community leaders, farmers, and public health partners.



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