THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CHARLES H. TWINING TO BE AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON The President today announced his intent to nominate Charles H.
Twining of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, currently pending confirmation as Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
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 most recently served as 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 (concentrating in African studies) in 1964, and studied Southeast Asia at Cornell University in 1977-1978. He speaks French and Cambodian. Mr. Twining is married, with two sons.