The Cameroonian president, Paul Biya, will have a state visit to Italy on March 20 until March 22, 2017 at the invitation of Italian president, Sergio Mattarella. The visit was announced by Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, the Secretary General of the Office of the President, through a press release.
The said state visit comes after almost a year past after the visit in Cameroon of Sergio Mattarella on March 16 until March 20 of 2016.
The visit of Mattarella last year was marked by an economic forum when the Cameroonian government and Pizarrotti, an Italian company, signed a contract for the financing and construction of ten thousand low-cost housing units and an industrial site for manufacturing pre-fabricated construction materials worth Fcfa 115 billion.
It is anticipated that other similar contracts may be awarded to Cameroon during the Italian state visit of the Cameroonian president, Paul Biya.
The visit to Italy of Cameroonian President Paul Biya is perceived to aid in strengthening the economic connection between Italy and Cameroon as Italy is the 9th supplier of Cameroon and its 8th client.
The Office of the President reported that there are about 50 companies in Cameroon which are owned by Italy and these companies provide work for more than 2,000 people in the food, wood processing and logging industry sectors.