Cameroon-France cooperation: priorities to Christophe Guilhou

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Le nouvel Ambassadeur de France au Cameroun a été reçu en audience le 1er octobre dernier par le Ministre de l’Economie, de la Planification et de l’Aménagement du Territoire, Alamine Ousmane Mey. Il s’est engagé entre autres à œuvrer pour attirer plus d’entreprises françaises au Cameroun.

During this meeting, Christophe Guilhou reassured his country's desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation, particularly in the fields of education, health and the economy. In practical terms, this entails "ensuring that the Debt Reduction and Development Contract (C2D) can effectively contribute to Cameroon's development", he said. To achieve this, the diplomat promised that he would become Cameroon's Ambassador to French businessmen.

"I'll be going to France in a few days, with the ambition to make Cameroon more attractive to French investors. What I expect is, thanks to the support of MINEPAT, these French companies based abroad have more positive signals to ease their investments," he pointed out.

Exchanges between the new Ambassador and the Minister also focused on the weight of the public sector in the economy of Cameroon and as concerns development, training and security issues.

It is worth noting that the C2D is one of the mechanisms used within the framework of cooperation between Cameroon and France. The sectors concerned by the third phase, which is being implemented until 2024, are rural development and agriculture, urban mobility, energy and transport infrastructure, for an estimated amount of CFAF 433 billion.