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Relations between Turkey and Cameroon


Relations between Turkey and Cameroon

Turkey recognized Cameroon after its independence in 1960. Within the framework of our “Opening Up Policy to Africa” the Turkish Embassy in Yaoundé was opened on 15 January 2010. Recently, Cameroon has decided to open its Embassy in Ankara.

Mr. Louis Paul Motaze, Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, participated in the First Turkey-Africa Cooperation Summit, held in Istanbul on 18-21 August 2008 and had a meeting with the President of the Republic of Turkey on this occasion.

The official visit of the President of the Republic of Turkey to Cameroon on 16-17 March 2010 has initiated a new period in the relations between the two countries. During this visit, the “Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon on the Mutual Abolition of Visas for Holders of Diplomatic, Service and Special Passports”, the “Memorandum of Understanding for the Establishment of Political Consultation Mechanism Between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and the Ministry of External Relations of the Republic of Cameroon” and the “Protocol Between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Cameroon on Technical, Scientific and Economic Cooperation in the Field of Agriculture” were signed.

In the recent years, progress was achieved on draft agreements which have been proposed for the establishment of the legal framework of our trade relations.

The trade volume with Cameroon reached the level of 150 million USD annually. This figure is expected to rise in the forthcoming period. Many Turkish businessmen and investors have started to show interest in Cameroon where Turkish contracting companies have begun to undertake projects.

Each year, the Turkish Government allocates higher education scholarships to the Cameroonian Government.

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