Turkey seeks stronger cooperation with Cameroon

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag visits Cameroon, as Turkey seeks stronger economic ties with African countries.

Turkey seeks stronger cooperation with Cameroon

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey is ready to develop a stronger cooperation with Cameroon in terms of economy, politics, social, educational and cultural areas, Turkish Deputy PM Bozdag said on Friday.

Turkish Deputy PM Bekir Bozdag has met with Cameroonian President Paul Biya and President of the National Assembly of Cameroon Cavaye Yegui Djibril in Yaounde, the Cameroonian capital, in an effort to boost the two countries' economic relations.

“We will witness Turkish private sectors' vast investments in Cameroon in coming days,” Bozdag said. “I believe the new relations with Cameroon which started with Cameroonian and Turkish President’s bilateral visit will get stronger.”

The official visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gul to Cameroon in 2010 has initiated a new period in the relations between the two countries. Many Turkish businesspeople and investors have started to show interest in Cameroon where Turkish contracting companies have begun to undertake projects.

In the bilateral meeting, Bozdag and Biya discussed the possible joint works such as educational, cultural and infrastructural ones. “Cameroon is a strategic and stable area in Africa. We are dedicated to develop strong relations with Cameroon,” Bozdag said. 

“We need more cooperation between Turkish and Cameroonian parliaments. Cameroon is a very good example as the center of stability and safety in Africa,” Bozdag said in a speech at Cameroonian Parliament.

Turkey's trade volume with Cameroon reached 88.5 million USD in 2010, according to figures released by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Kasım 2013, 09:38