International Diplomats Gather to Celebrate Cameroon National Day 2018


In commemoration of Cameroon’s 46th National Day, Cameroon’s Head of Mission to the kingdom of the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Her Excellency (Ambassador) Mrs. Odette Melono on May 25th 2018 hosted a Diplomatic Reception in the city of The Hague.

The reception took place at the Marriott Hotel bringing together more than three hundred invitees. They included about 50 Ambassadors and Heads of missions in the Netherlands; representatives of a cross-section of The Hague based international organisations such as: the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW); the International Criminal Court (ICC); the International Court of Justice (ICJ); the International Academy of Human Rights etc. Also in attendance were Dutch businessmen doing business or interested in doing business in Cameroon, as well as Cameroonians resident in the Netherlands and Luxembourg, including representatives of Cameroonian political parties such as the CPDM, MRC etc.

Photo Slideshow of the Event

Flanked by other high ranking Embassy officials such as; the 1st and 2nd Counsellors, as well as the 1st Secretary, the Ambassador welcomed all guests and invitees while receiving on behalf of the Head of State congratulatory messages. This was followed by a brief word of welcome.

The bulk of the evening was characterised by a meet and greet session, also spiced by a rich Cameroonian inspired cocktail/dinner which granted the opportunity to present Cameroonian unique cuisine to the guests present.

The diplomatic reception which lasted from 17:00 – 19:00 pm, marked Cameroon’s 46th edition of her National day which is traditionally celebrated every 20th of May. However, it should be noted that due to constraints on this year’s Embassy diplomatic calendar, the celebration was organised on the 25th of May 2018 instead.

A key feature of this year’s celebrations was the exhibition of a beautiful Cake designed with all the official colours of Cameroon. For a complete gallery of photos of the event, including photos of the cake, please click and patiently view the video photo gallery below.

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