The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon and wife, Ban Son Taek are in Cameroon for a 48 hour official visit. The UN Chief Scribe arrived Cameroon Wednesday 9th of June 2010 and was received at the Nsimalen International airport by Prime Minister Philemon Yang.
The aircraft carrying the UN top official emerged through the dark skies illuminated by twinkling stars at 11:37pm. The aircraft with inscription “United Nations” stationed at the tarmac of the Yaounde-Nsimalen International Airport moments later.
At the foot of the plane was the Prime Minister of Cameroon, Philemon Yang accompanied by some government officials and the staff of the United Nations systems in Cameroon.
The UN Secretary General’s characteristic smiles were explicit of his delight to be in Cameroon; a country that has maintained cordial relations with the World’s regulatory body, since independence.
The eighth Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki Moon and his wife were welcomed to Cameroon with bouquets of natural flowers offered by two beautifully dressed children.
He saluted each of the personalities present at the airport before acknowledging the presence of dance groups that had defied the lateness of the night to welcome an august guest.
There was a brief discussion between Prime Minister Philemon Yang and Cameroon’s guest at the VIP lounge before Ban Ki Moon and wife left for the Hilton Hotel. The visit is on the invitation of Cameroon’s Head of State, Paul Biya.
President Paul Biya granted an audience to the UN boss at the State House as one of the high points on the visit.
Ban Ki Moon is expected to visit some UN sponsored projects and hold talks with officials of the United Nations Systems in Cameroon.
Elvis Teke, CRTV