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First Official Foreign Minister-level visit from Cameroon to Turkey

First Official Foreign Minister-level visit from Cameroon to Turkey

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cameroon, Mr. Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo paid a visit to Turkey upon the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu on 23-25 April 2012.

Bilateral relations between Turkey and Cameroon were reviewed and additional cooperation opportunities were assessed at the meetings during this first official Foreign Minister-level visit from Cameroon to Turkey. The Foreign Ministers also exchanged views on current international and regional developments which concern Turkey and Cameroon.

Following their meetings, Foreign Minister Davutoğlu and Cameroon Foreign Minister Moukoko Mbonjo held a joint press conference. Foreign Minister Davutoğlu expressed that within the framework of our policy of opening up to Africa, one of the first Turkish Embassies was inaugurated in Cameroon in 2010. He underlined that Cameroon is an important pivotal country which has a strategic location between Central, West and South Africa. Foreign Minister Davutoğlu said bilateral trade volume between Turkey and Cameroon increased from 72 million USD to 153 million USD following the inauguration of Turkish Embassy in Cameroon.

Cameroon Foreign Minister pointed out the economic potential of his country in the fields of agriculture, energy as well as mining and invited Turkish companies to invest in Cameroon. The Guest Minister appraised the role of Turkey in Libya, Somalia and Syria and expressed his hope for further development of bilateral relations.

During his visit, Cameroon Foreign Minister Moukoko Mbonjo was also received by H.E. Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey.