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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Cameroon embassy in Washington getting a new look


The building of the Cameroon Embassy in Washington is getting a new look. The building that housed several decades during the diplomatic representation of Cameroon in the United States of America has been completely renovated. It should be put back into service at the beginning of January 2019. This is at least what announces the ambassador of Cameroon in the United States Henri Etoundi Essomba in a statement dated December 26, 2018. "Dear compatriots and users, While wishing you the best wishes for the year 2019, we invite you from January 3, 2019 to find us there for your service needs. The phones, the website and the working hours remain unchanged, "says the diplomat.

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The renovation just ended was started in 2009. It was often interrupted, disturbed by financial problems or scandals. In 2016, a rumor gave it sold. She said it was football star Samuel Eto'o Son who bought the building. But Foreign Minister Minrex Lejeune Mbella Mbella quickly denied the news. "The building headquarters of the Chancery of Cameroon in Washington was never put on sale or bought by a third party," he wrote in a statement.

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The "Christian Hauge House" as the building of the Cameroon Embassy was originally named a historical monument by the US authorities. Its construction was begun in 1906 by the architect Oakley Totten who acted under the orders of the Norwegian diplomat Christian Hauge. The official residence of the Cameroonian Ambassador was bought in 1972 on behalf of the Cameroonian State by President Ahmadou Ahidjo.

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Source: cameroon-info.net