Saudi Arabia: Cameroon’s Transport Minister Edgard Alian Mebe Ngo’o heading a 10-member delegation visited Saudi Arabia to seal an air services deal.
The delegation of Ngo’o was escorted by Cameroon’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Iya Tidjani; Director General of the Aeronautical Authority, Ernest Dikoum; and Director General of Camair Co., Avomo Assoumou; among others.
Ngo’o communicated President Paul Biya of Cameroon’s greetings and thanks to Saudi’s King Salman. An exchanged of gifts between the two countries also occurred.
A spokesperson from the Cameroonian Embassy declared that officials of Saudia and Camair will be in conference to discuss the implementation of the deal, the initial between Saudi and Cameroon since the institution of bilateral relations in 1963.
The deal is anticipated to open further economic opportunities between the two countries, and to enhance bilateral trade since the deal will provide faster and more efficient transfer of goods to and from Cameroon.
The spokesperson added that the contract will reinforce bilateral cooperation and allow more flexibility in the carrying of passengers, including pilgrims for Haj and Umrah. About 4,500 pilgrims from Cameroon in 2014 and 2015 traveled to Saudi to carry out Haj.