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General News of Sunday, 3 August 2014

Source: Cameroon Tribune

Cameroon and Congo join in protection of Veterans

The national Office of military veterans and war victims in Cameroon (Onacam) constituted the first step in the visit to Cameroon of Colonel Pierre Obou, Director of the national war veterans and victims of war in the Congo.

On his arrival Thursday at the branch in Yaoundé, he was flooded with military honors, after which the national anthem was sung, followed by a brief welcome.

In his welcome speech, Alfred Füller, Executive Director of the Onacam was delighted to welcome for the first time a guest of this magnitude.

Colonel Pierre Obou,, meanwhile, was pleased to be in Cameroon which according to him was not a strange land. In the 1950s, he participated in operations of peacekeeping and restoring order in countries as a military man. His current presence in Cameroon is based on trade and sub-regional partnerships.

"We want to share our experience with Cameroon, so that together, our two countries can find common strategies for the defence of the interests of war veterans", he said.

After a guided tour of the structure, the host took note of its operation and its tasks during a working meeting with the management team. Colonel Pierre Obou, learned that ONACAM is an established administrative institution created July 25, 2001.

It unites Veterans, military personnel and war victims in Cameroon, who served in the defence forces. The structure watches the material and moral interests of its members. The Director was accompanied by its Secretary-General and the departmental delegate in Brazzaville.

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