IMPROVED CHINA AFRICA PARTNERSHIP BOOSTS CAMEROON CHINA TIES
Yaounde, Cameroon, West Africa Oct. 8th (News.Cameroon-today.com) – The stronger strategic ties between China and Africa will result in improved relationship between the emerging economic powerhouse and Cameroon states Chinese and Cameroon ambassadors.
Chinese Ambassador to Cameroon Xue Jinwei one of Chinas top political brains in an exclusive interview stated that the improved strategic relationships between China and Africa indicates a promising future for the business and trade related interactions between China and Cameroon.
Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is planning an official tour of Cameroon and the result of the visit scheduled for Tuesday is expected to enhance warmth in the relations between the two countries.
The visit is the first of its kind where a top brass Chinese official tours Africa after the very positive decisions taken at the 4th Ministerial Conference of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum last November in Egypt, Xue said.
“It is a visit that is aimed at implementing the promises of the Chinese government to reinforce pragmatic cooperation with African countries … and to promote China-Africa partnership at all levels,”
The CPPCC chairman is expected to address the Cameroonian parliament in order to analyze the successful tie ups and the positive experiences that have been developed as a result of strategic partnerships between the two countries which has been symbolized by parity, mutual gains, honesty and expediency, Xue said.
The ambassador also stated with great elan that Cameroon was sure to gain from the eight steps China took last year in order to enhance Sino-African ties.
The measures included strengthening joint ventures in technical-scientific areas, improving the financial backbone of Africa and better access of African products to the China.
The ambassador also stated that they are highly satisfied at the progress showed by the projects that Cameroon had undertaken with China and are positive about their results.
“Chinese companies started coming to Cameroon in 1982. We now have 10 Chinese state companies operating in Cameroon,” Xue said. “More and more Chinese enterprises, whether public or private, are seeking investment opportunities in Cameroon in various fields.”
The ambassador was highly appreciative of the educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries, and said that he was happy that many Cameroonians could benefit from the participation in seminars, training sessions and official visits conducted in China.
The Confucius Institute now has registered their presence in the country through seven teaching centers across Cameroon. The institute which started off with 2 lecturers has 17 now including two Cameroonians
“China is a faithful friend of Africa since she has joined hands with Africa through the best and the worst times without interfering in the internal matters of African countries. China is a sincere partner who has established a new mode of win-win cooperation with African countries,” he said.
Expressing hope about the developments to date he said, “We have a lot of confidence in the prospects of a good Sino-African partnership and Sino-Cameroonian cooperation in particular,” he said.