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U.S. Relationship

Interior of Cours Lamido Palace 24-02-2014 Ngaoundere, cameroon
Interior of Cours Lamido Palace 24-02-2014 Ngaoundere, cameroon

U.S.-Cameroon Relations

The U.S. established diplomatic relations with Cameroon in 1960, following the independence of the French-administered part of the country. Cameroon plays a key role in regional stability and remains our strongest regional partner in countering terrorism in the Lake Chad Region. The U.S. and Cameroon are closely engaged in issues that address democracy and governance, regional security, environmental protection, health,
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Interior of Cours Lamido Palace 24-02-2014 Ngaoundere, cameroon

U.S. Assistance to Cameroon

USAID runs a number of programs in Cameroon, mainly through its regional office in Ghana, and primarily in the health sector. The CDC also has activities in Cameroon, mostly in HIV/AIDS prevention. Peace Corps volunteers work in maternal child health, youth empowerment, and sustainable livelihoods. Through several State Department and USAID regional funds, the embassy also provides funds for biodiversity
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Interior of Cours Lamido Palace 24-02-2014 Ngaoundere, cameroon

Bilateral Economic Relations

Cameroon is eligible for trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits. The U.S. and Cameroon signed a Bilateral Investment Treaty in 1986 that came into force in 1989. Cameroon is currently the United States’ 124th largest goods trading partner.

Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

The U.S. delivers covid vaccines to Cameroon.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since July, 2021 the United States has donated 847,310 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Cameroon. This includes 208,260 Pfizer and 639,050 J&J doses. Of the 847,310 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

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