Embassy of Cameroon attacked: Paris no longer issues visas
Users are advised to contact the Cameroonian consulate in Marseille
Users are advised to contact the Cameroonian consulate in Marseille or the Cameroonian Embassy in Belgium (Brussels).
The Cameroonian consular services in Paris are not currently able to issue visas. The Quai d’Orsay reports on its website on February 5, 2019 that “pending the resumption of the activities of the Cameroonian consulate in Paris, it is advisable to contact the Cameroonian consulate in Marseille or the Embassy of Cameroon. Cameroon in Belgium (Brussels) “.
According to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “it is inadvisable to travel to Cameroon without a visa. This document is not issued upon arrival at Yaounde and Douala airports.
As a reminder, on Saturday, January 26, 2019, about 50 members of anti-sardinard brigades (BAD) had stormed the embassy of Cameroon in France. They had ransacked portraits of the Head of State, sacked the office of the consul general, the cabinet of the ambassador, the office of the head of antenna Dgre with precious documents taken away. Also several hundred passports of all nationalities, pending visa for Cameroon, have also disappeared, as well as service stamps and other official documents.
According to indiscretions, Chargé d’affaires ad interim, Antoine Ahmadou, has drawn up a report not yet exhaustive of the facts and effects carried by the anti-sardinards brigades, the Minister of External Relations, Lejeune Mbella Mbella.
For example, it is known that the attackers took away a bag of documents, including confidential diplomatic correspondence. An envelope of just over 49 million Fcfa (75,000 euros) was stolen. These include money taken in various offices, including that of the ambassador and especially the fund of the staff of the embassy.
During a press briefing in Paris on 29 January 2019, French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnès Von Der Mühll said France’s ambassador in Cameroon, Gilles Thibault, had been received by the Cameroonian Minister of External Relations, Lejeune Mbella Mbella.
She had also implied that the French government condemns “firmly the intrusion that took place on January 26 at the Embassy of Cameroon in Paris.”