Jerusalem: Biya shies away from Shimon Peres funeral 0

President Paul Biya has chosen not to make the trip to Jerusalem for the funeral of Shimon Peres, although he is currently in Europe. Biya, reported a sister publication, has decided that Lejeune Mbella les_condoleances_de_paul_biya_29092016_otric_1213_ns_500_800xyyy

Mbella, the Minister of External Relations should represent him in Israel. The Republic of Cameroon has maintained close relations with Israel for many years. After taking the decision to entrust his personal protection to the Israelis following the failed coup of 1984, Paul Biya has received the late Shimon Peres several times in Yaounde.

Shimon Peres, former Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize winner seen by some as a war criminal, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 as the result of a stroke at the age of 93. Forty Heads of State and Government are expected to participate at his funeral scheduled for this Friday in Jerusalem.

By Sama Ernest with files from CIN