In Europe since five days, the Cameroonian Head of State intended to visit Israel on Friday, September 30, 2016 for the funeral of Shimon Peres. Finally, after a long hesitation, Paul Biya has chosen not to make the trip. He sent, to represent him, Lejeune Mbella Mbella, the Minister of External Relations.
Cameroon maintains close relations with Israel for many years. After taking the decision to entrust its protection to the Israelis following the failed coup of 1984, Paul Biya has received several times Shimon Peres visiting Yaounde. “With Shimon Peres disappears a historical figure, the last survivor of the generation of the founding fathers of the State of Israel. This is certainly a great loss, “wrote Paul Biya, in a telegram of condolence sent to Reuven Rivlin, Speaker of the State of Israel.
Shimon Peres, former Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 as the result of a stroke at the age of 93. For his funeral scheduled for Friday in Jerusalem, 40 Heads of state and government are announced.