29 October 2004

Cameroon: MINREX Receives Algerian Ambassador Designate

Cameroon's Minister of State for External Relations François Xavier Ngoubeyou yesterday received in audience His Excellency Baallal Azzouz. He was bearer of copies of letters accrediting him to Cameroon as Algeria's ambassador-designate, with residence in Yaounde. It was a solemn ceremony in which both men presented to each other their close collaborators and held talks behind closed doors.

As expected, these talks revolved on the close relations and friendly cooperation ties that exist between both countries. The Algerian ambassador-designate was accompanied by three of his close collaborators. H.E. Baallal Azzouz, 46, married and father of five, has a wealth of professional experience and is not new in the diplomatic arena. Before his present appointment, he held several posts of responsibility, notably that of Secretary of Foreign Affairs, advicer at the Algerian Embassy in Bamako (Mali) incharge of political affairs, advicer at the Algerian Permanent Mission in Geneva incharge of disarmament,etc.

H.E. Baallal Azzouz speaks Arabic, French and English. It should be recalled that after presenting copies of letters accrediting him to Cameroon, he can effectively assume office before presenting letters of credence to the Head of State.

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