Cameroon has joined some Commonwealth nations to celebrate the Queen’s Baton Relay.
The Baton which brings all the Commonwealth countries together, travels to every nation, taking the Queen’s message around the world, inviting not only the nations but the people to come to Glasgow and be part of the games.
Welcoming the Baton in yaounde, Brian Olley, British High Commissioner to Cameroon, said the Baton and the Queen’s message are a symbol of unity amongst the Commonwealth Family of nations.
“The tradition of the QBR brings together athletes from the past, with athletes around the world now in training and looking forward to competition in Glasgow, with inspiring athletes, those who are perhaps still at school- so connecting the youth, our future with the past and the present” he said.
With so much conflict around the world, he said sport is a magnificent medium to remind people that the important things in life are the simplest: family, health education and shared values.
Olley underlined the links between Cameroon, the United Kingdom and all the Commonwealth nations particularly, Nigeria, South Africa and Canada with high Commissions in Yaounde.