THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
THE PRESIDENT NAMES CHARLES H. TWINING AS AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON
The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles H. Twining of Maryland, a Career Member of the Foreign Service, as Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon.
Mr. Twining entered the Foreign Service in 1964. He served as Consul General in Douala, Cameroon, from 1983 to 1985. Other assignments in Africa included Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, and Madagascar. Mr. Twining has also served in Thailand and Vietnam. He is currently the American Ambassador in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Mr. Twining was born on November 1, 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Virginia in 1962, a Master's Degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (concentration on African Studies) in 1964, and studied Southeast Asia at Cornell University in 1977-78. He speaks French and Cambodian. Mr. Twining is married, with two sons.