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Israel assess cooperation ties with Cameroon

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This was during a meeting with the press on Wednesday to assess bilateral relations and cooperations between both countries which has existed for over three decades.

It is Cameroon is a major partner for the Israel, reason why it hosts one of Israel’s ten embassies across Africa and the only embassy in the Central African sub region, Israel Ambassaor to Cameroon HE Ron Gidar told a press conference on Wednesday.

Though there is no clear cut balance of trade between both nations, Israel is projecting to improve its investments in the country. This is the main reason why they were present at the Cameroon investment forum in Douala last November to survey openings for potential investments in Cameroon.

The Israeli Ambassador to Cameroon H.E Ron Gidar also underscored the importance of Cameroon as a strategic partner in Africa reason why his country has undertaken several actions to strengthen bilateral relations.

One of such actions was geared in the technological sector where Israel as a leading country in the domain is trying to boost Cameroon’s development through technology.

Technology, Cameroon benefitted from Israel in 2017 through a wide range of programs and activities ranging from Hi-Tech entrepreneurship seminars to promotion of entrepreneurship incubators as well as improve on computer-based knowledge in schools and higher institutions of learning in Cameroon.

A highlight of Israel’s flagship program is the the Hi-Tech centre at the Polytechnic in Yaounde which trains students from all over Africa on industrial electricity systems, robotics and mechanics and mechatronomics. The centre is set to be transformed into the first 3-D training centre in Africa, an official of the embassy, Harry Acha said.

All these technology can not be acquired without the building and stregthening of human capacity which Israel has taken the lead through Mashav- the Israeli Agency for International Development. Through Mashav about 65 Cameroonians benefitted from special courses on irrigation and fertilization of mangoes as well as the donation of a green house nursery equipment worth millions of dollars.

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