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Cameroon encouraged to take advantage of AGOA Forum

Cameroon encouraged to take advantage of AGOA Forum
Ambassador Janet E. Garvey
Published date:
Tuesday, 21 July 2009

The Ambassador of the United States of America to Cameroon, Janet E.Garvey yesterday, July 20 encouraged the Minister of External Relations, Henri Eyebe Ayissi to "ensure that Cameroon has a great representation in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) conference which is taking place in a few weeks in Kenya". Speaking to the press after an audience with Mr Eyebe Ayissi, the USA ambassador said, "I will like to see Cameroon take advantage of the Kenya AGOA conference", considering that the US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton will be present for the conference. Other topics of discussion between the US diplomat and Cameroon's External Relations Minister were President Barack Obama's message to Africa during his recent maiden visit to Ghana, the Non-aligned Movement summit that took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt and other activities in continuously strengthening bilateral relations between Cameroon and the USA.

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Cameroon, Arturo Spiegelberg de Ortueta on his part announced to Mr Eyebe Ayissi the visit of the Spanish Economic and Commercial Counsellor to Cameroon this week. The aim of the visit, the ambassador said, will be to prepare with the Cameroonian authorities his country's Programme for Africa in which four countries including Cameroon will benefit from 90 million Euros donation for projects in the infrastructure and energy domains. Work during the visit will consist of jointly identifying projects to be sponsored with the funds.

Ambassador Eric Epeny Obondzo of the Republic of Congo, besides discussing ways of deepening Cameroon- Congo relations, rendered an account of the conduct and outcome of the recent presidential elections in his country to Cameroon's External Relations boss. He said out of the 13 candidates in the election, incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso emerged victorious. The Ambassador of Egypt to Cameroon, Mohammed Saad Akl who opened the series of audiences told the press that he discussed with Mr Eyebe Ayissi the Non-aligned Movement summit that took place recently in his country. This, he said, was just one of the issues in the discussion that also covered other areas of bilateral relations.




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