Cameroon Foreign Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella has affirmed that Cameroon hopes to bolster its cooperation with Vietnam in trade, investment, agriculture, education, green energy, and telecommunications.


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Pham Binh Minh (R) and Cameroon Foreign Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella at the signing ceremony of bilateral agreements (Photo: VNA)

During talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Pham Binh Minh, as part of his ongoing visit to Vietnam from December 27-30, Lejeune Mbella Mbella said that his country is willing to help bridge collaboration between Vietnam and members of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).

He lauded the effectiveness of Vietnamese-invested projects in Cameroon, including a joint venture between the military telecommunications group Viettel and a local firm, which he described as a symbol of the successful affiliation between the two countries.

He proposed the increase of coordination among the localities of the two countries, as well as the organisation of trade promotion programmes and the exchange of training courses and scholarships.

The Cameroon Ministry of External Affairs will ask the President to approve the coverage of the country’s Ambassador to China over Vietnam and the appointment of an honourary ambassador of Vietnam in Cameroon, as well as create favourable conditions for the implementation of joint rice development projects in the form of public-private partnerships.

Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh suggested that the two foreign ministries work closely together to accelerate a Vietnam visit by the Cameroon President in 2018, and conclude negotiations for agreements on investment encouragement and protection and double-tax avoidance, and another deal on cooperation in industry and promoting Vietnam’s exports to Cameroon.

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh asked the Cameroon side to back Vietnamese investors in the country.

Cameroon currently ranks 12th out of 72 destinations of Vietnamese investors, with four projects totaling 270 million USD. Two-way trade between the two sides has reached about 200 million USD, mostly from Vietnam’s imports of materials from Cameroon.

During his stay, the Cameroon Foreign Minister also paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and met Chairman of the President’s Office Dao Viet Trung to hand over a letter of Cameroon President Paul Biya to President Tran Dai Quang. He also held a meeting with Vietnamese firms investing in Cameroon.

On the occasion, the two countries signed a framework agreement in bilateral cooperation, another on visa exemptions for those holding diplomatic and official passports, and a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the two Foreign Ministries.

 

                                       Source: NDO

Related Topics


Winners of Hoa Binh’s Technical Innovation Contest, Teenager’s and Children's Innovation Contest announced

(HBO) - The organising board of the Technical Innovation Contest held a ceremony on January 13 afternoon to announce the winners of the 8th provincial Technical Innovation Contest and the 17th Teenager’s and Children's Innovation Contest. Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Dinh Cong Su, who is also Chairman of the provincial Council of Science and Technology, attended the event.

Board for Ethnic Minority Affairs launches tasks for 2022

(HBO) – The Board for Ethnic Minority Affairs of the Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee has held a meeting to review its performance in 2021 and launch tasks for this year. Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Cong Su attended the event.

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger joyfully, healthy, safe and thrifty

(HBO) – With just half a month to go before the Tet (Lunar New Year – Year of the Tiger), officials and people in Hoa Binh province are promoting patriotic emulation movements, fully tapping potential and actively removing difficulties to effectively implement the "dual goal" of COVID-19 prevention and control while resuming production and socio-economic development in the new normal. Resolution of the 17th provincial Party Congress will be realised as well as the socio-economic development plan and the State budget estimate for 2022.

Hoa Binh posts breakthrough development after 135 years since its establishment

(HBO) – Hoa Binh province was established on June 22, 1886 under the name of "Muong”, with its administrative centre based in Cho Bo township. On September 5, 1896, the administrative centre was moved to Vinh Dieu village of Hoa Binh commune, which is now in Hoa Binh city. From then on, the province officially got the name it has today.

The poor commune has been transformed by building the new countryside

(HBO) - In recent years, the program of the new rural construction has been the driving force for the people in the remote commune of Gia Mo (Tan Lac) to overcome the difficulties in socio-economic development. Arriving in Gia Mo, it is possible to feel that the rural appearance has markedly changed.

Yen Thuy sees good signs in Party membership development

(HBO) – As of December 24, 2021, the Party Organisation of Yen Thuy district had 33 grassroots Party organisations, including 15 grassroots Party cells, and 222 subordinate Party cells with total 5,475 Party members who are highly qualified in ideology and professional capacity and win trust from local residents.