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International Cooperation: Socio-political Issues Discussed At MINREX

Eulalia AMABO | 23-02-2018 10:19

The resident Coordinator of the UN System in Cameroon as well as the Israeli and Chinese Ambassadors yesterday had dialogues with Minister Mbella Mbella.

The Minister of External Relations, Lejeune Mbella Mbella on February 22, 2018 granted three separate audiences to diplomatic representatives during which cooperation ties and other socio-political subjects were examined.

They were the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in Cameroon, Allegra Maria Del Pilar Baiocchi, the Israeli Ambassador to Cameroon, Ran Gidor and the Ambassador of the Peoples’ Republic of China to Cameroon, Wei Wenhua.

Talking to the press after the audience, Allegra Baiocchi said her exchange with the External Relations Minister involved sustained collaboration between the UN and Cameroon, humanitarian, social and political issues in the country.

“This is my first exchange with the Minister for the year, and we looked at the work that the United Nations is planning to do in the course of 2018 as per supporting Cameroon for the continuous humanitarian situation in the Far North and East regions.

We looked at solutions on how we can help in hosting thousands of refugees and facilitate return movements especially for internally displaced persons. We equally talked about development and how the UN can continue to assist Cameroon as it pushes towards its vision of emergence and attaining the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, which the country adopted and put in place a plan of action,” she stated.

After visiting the Anglophone speaking regions, Baiocchi said they concluded their talks with the challenges of the year; sociopolitical issues relating to security, elections and the situation in these regions.

Ambassador Ran Gidor on his part said he briefed Minister Mbella Mbella on the activities of the Israeli embassy in Cameroon last year and highlighted programmes for 2018. “We are principally focus on promoting young entrepreneurs and innovators.

Last year, we invited to Israel 65 young Cameroonians for trainings on agriculture, women empowerment, health, technology and education. Cameroon is second in Africa in terms of the share number of trainees that come to Israel for training,” he said. The Chinese diplomat basically talked on bilateral relations between both countries.

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