H.E Amb. Lejeune Mbella Mbella is New Minister of External Relations


H.E Lejeune Mbella Mbella: New Minister of External Relations

H.E Lejeune Mbella Mbella: New Minister of External Relations

Former Cameroon Ambassador to France H.E Lejeune Mbella Mbella has been appointed as the new Minister of External Relations. The appointment was made in a Presidential decree issued on Friday October 2, 2015 that also saw 16 other Ministerial appointments.
Former Ambassador Mbella Mbella was installed into his new role on Monday 5th October by Prime Minister Yang Philemon along with all the other new ministers. He takes over from Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo.
Profile:
Dr. Lejeune Mbella Mbella originates from Ebone, 10 kilometers from Nkongsamba in the Mungo Division in the Littoral Region of Cameroon. He was born on July 9, 1949. He holds a doctorate in international relations (political science option).
Public Life:
Dr. Mbella Mbella began his public service career with the National Archives at the Presidency of the Republic in 1976. Three years later, he joined the Cameroon Diplomatic service. Until 1997, he successively held executive positions in the management of the UN (Minrex), second and then first secretary of Cameroon Embassy in Ottawa (Canada), political counselor and chargé d’affaires ai in Paris , consul and head of the consulate in Marseille (France).
On his return to Cameroon in 1997, the former consul, was appointed to head the Department of La Francophonie at the Ministry of External Relations. A post he combined with that of the Cameroon national correspondent with the Intergovernmental Agency of the Francophonie. At the Ministry, on various occasions he assumed the function of the Secretary General. He later worked as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Japan and the Republic of Korea, with residence in Tokyo, from May 6, 2002.
Cumulatively with his duties as Ambassador of Cameroon to France, where he replaced Pascal Tang Biloa in October 2006, Dr. Mbella Mbella was appointed ambassador to Unesco on July 9. This nomination crowns a career which began in 1979 at the Embassy of Cameroon in Canada. Before this, he had already officiated in Paris as a political counselor and chargé d’affaires.
It should be stated that, his former colleagues in the Directorate of the General Secretariat of Francophonie unanimously recognize Lejeune Mbella Mbella as “hardworking, methodical and available”.

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