His Excellency Daniel Evina Abe’e, on behalf of Cameroon’s Head of State, Head of the Army, on Friday the 23rd of September 2016 at the Conference hall of the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon decorated some international personalities for taking part in the organisation of and participation in the Expert Meeting of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (ISMLLW) in Yaounde last year.
All together there were four recipients in two categories: Brigadier General Jan Peter Spijk, a citizen of the Netherlands, received the Medal of the Commander of the Cameroonian Order of Merit.
The rest of the three, Belgian citizens, Madam Isabelle Françoise Nee; Mr. Alfons Vanheusden, Assistant Secretary General of the Society; and Mr. Marco Benatar received the Knight of the Cameroonian Order of merit.
In addition, two other medals were placed on the military officers serving at the Embassy. Colonel Noël Bidoung, Head of the Military Bureau was lifted to the Officer of the National Order of Valour during the May 2014 Presidential appointments, while Adjudant Abani Karim Abdoulaye was decorated with the medal of Public Force awarded May 2016.
Meanwhile, the Expert meeting of the ISMLLW, organized within the framework of the Research Project on International Law in Peace Operations with a regional and thematic focus, was hosted by the Ministry of Defence and Cameroon’s Ministry of Higher Education.