Cameroon-Korea: Enhancing Economic Cooperation Discussed
A visiting Korean delegation led by the Director-General for African and Middle East Affairs in the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs had discussions at MINREX on December 6, 2017.
The Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations (MINREX) in charge of Relations with the Commonwealth, Joseph Dion Ngute and the visiting Korean delegation led by the Director-General for African and Middle East Affairs in the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Park Yong-Min on December 6, 2017 discussed ways of enhancing economic, trade and investment cooperation between Cameroon and Korea.
This was in the presence of the Korean Ambassador to Cameroon, Lim Jae-Hoon.
After the talks, the Korean government official said “we discussed our vision, took stock of our bilateral relationship so far and the future.”
In specific terms, Park Yong-Min told the press that, “ we discussed the need to enhance our mutual economic cooperation and the need for trade and investment to grow further.” For this objective to the attained, he said, there was need for the entry into force of the trade and investment protection agreement which is pending.
The two officials also discussed the need to strengthen development cooperation. The palpable fruits of the cooperation are the Korean-constructed Emergency Centre at the Yaounde Central Hospital and three vocational training centres.
Topical regional threats also preoccupied Minister Dion Ngute and the Korean delegation members. As such, they discussed the threat of violent extremism Cameroon was facing in this region and the nuclear threat from North Korea in the Korean Peninsula.
In all the threats, Mr Park Yong-Min said, they confirmed the need for Cameroon and Korea to work together. Minister Dion Ngute, he said, expressed strong support for cooperation enhancement.