Bilateral Cooperation: Britain To Strengthen Economic Ties With Cameroon

High Commissioner Rowan James Laxton made the announcement on June 7, 2018 in Yaounde on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday.

The British High Commission in Cameroon on June 7, 2018 in Yaounde celebrated the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who has been on the throne for 66 years.

Though born on April 21, 1926, the Queen’s official birthday is celebrated in June as the UK’s National Day in recognition of her incredible life of service. It is also an opportunity to celebrate friendship between the UK and host countries.

The Cameroon government was represented at the event by the Minister, Secretary General in the Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh. The Minister Delegate in the Ministry of External Relations in charge of Relations with the Commonwealth, Felix Mbayu, and several cabinet ministers, were also present.

Talking to the press after, the British High Commissioner to Cameroon, His Excellency Rowan James Laxton said Cameroon and Great Britain have a great relationship. “Britain supports the development of Cameroon’s domestic and international politics, humanitarian issues and common security concerns across the world,” he noted.

“Much is happening on the commercial front between the two countries. You will soon see the profile of the United Kingdom rise in Cameroon,” the High Commissioner promised. Rowan James Laxton recalled that earlier this year, a British company, Biwater, signed contracts worth 200 million US dollars (111.4 billion FCFA) for establishing water treatment and supply centres in 13 villages across the country.

“This is just one of British investments in Cameroon to help the country’s social agenda and support development. We are here to support the government and wonderful people of this country,” High Commissioner Laxton underscored .

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