Cameroon has signed five cooperation agreements with China. Alamine Ousmane Mey, Cameroon’s Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development singed the five cooperation agreements on behalf of Cameroon with some Chines authorities, in the presence of the two Heads of State.
The Cameroonian and Chinese delegations held an in-camera meeting at the Great Hall of the People – Beijing – shortly after the welcome ceremony. The Head of State thanked the Chinese Government for their hospitality. He highlighted the satisfactory depth of Sino-Cameroon relations, while presenting a solid case for more Chinese investments. President Paul BIYA equally tendered an open invitation to H.E. Xi JINPING for him to pay a visit to Cameroon.
It should be noted that the Head of State is the first foreign leader to be received in Beijing following the re-election of President Xi JINGPING for a second five year mandate five days earlier by the Chinese parliament. This is eloquent testimony of the high esteem the Chinese authorities have for Cameroon and for President Paul BIYA.
Mrs. Chantal BIYA and the wife of the Chinese President had time for cordial discussions in a separate setting.
Cameroon’s Presidential Couple was received earlier at the Beijing International Airport by a powerful delegation, which was led by Cameroon’s Ambassador to China, Martin Mpana, the Chinese Vice-Minister for African Affairs, Chen Xiaodong, the Chinese Ambassador to Cameroon, Wei Wenhua, the African diplomatic corps in Beijing and a massive presence of the Cameroonian community in China.
The first day of President Paul BIYA’s State visit ended with a banquet offered in honour of the Cameroonian Couple by the Chinese President and his wife.