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Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) holds a welcome ceremony for visiting Cameroonian President Paul Biya before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 22, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

China, Cameroon agree to further advance relationship

BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua | ) — China and Cameroon on Thursday agreed to give full play to their sound friendship and great potential for cooperation to further advance bilateral relationship.

The statement came as Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with his Cameroonian counterpart Paul Biya at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Calling Biya “a senior African leader and an old friend of China,” Xi said Cameroon is an important partner of China in Africa.

The two countries have respected each other, treated each other equally and supported each other on issues concerning core interest and major concerns since the two forged diplomatic ties 47 years ago, said Xi.

Biya is the first African president to visit China this year and the first foreign head of state to visit after the annual sessions of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Xi called on China and Cameroon to maintain exchanges at all levels and continue to support each other on core interests and major concerns.

China supports Cameroon in choosing its own path of development and speeding up its process of industrialization, said Xi.

China encourages the two countries to expand trade and enhance cooperation in major areas, and more Chinese enterprises to invest there, he said.

He also called on both countries to intensify people-to-people exchanges.

China is ready to work with Cameroon in the areas of peace, security and international affairs to protect the interests of African countries and other developing countries, Xi told Biya.

He encourages Cameroon to take an active part in China’s Belt and Road Initiative and work with China to promote the construction of a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness, justice and win-win cooperation, and build a community with a shared future.

China has upheld justice and pursued shared interests and built relations with Africa based on sincerity, affinity and good faith, he said.

China would always stand by developing countries and be their sincere friend and reliable partner, no matter how the international situation changed or how China developed, Xi told Biya.

Biya said China’s long-term assistance to Cameroon has promoted Cameroon’s economic and social development and directly benefited Cameroonian people.

Cameroon is committed to enhancing strategic cooperation with China and welcomes more investment from China in industry, agriculture, energy, transportation, housing and new technology, he said.

Cameroon spoke highly of the Belt and Road Initiative and supported cooperation within the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Biya said.

He said that Cameroon firmly adheres to the one-China policy and is willing to cooperate with China within in the United Nations and other multilateral frameworks.

After the talks, the two presidents witnessed the signing of agreements on economic and technological cooperation, human resources development, infrastructural construction and industrial cooperation.

Biya is paying a state visit to China from Thursday to Saturday at the invitation of Xi.

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15 comments

  1. Biya looks very frail. This should be his last term in office

  2. There is no balance of cooperation ties here, Mr. President. You are busy selling that
    country out to China as you have done all along with france for 35 years.

  3. This old guy, is selling the country out to two buyers. Soon, cameroonians will not
    have a place to call home…. laughter. And at that time, men, the old quark is gone
    and Ras and penguiss will then come to their senses when the going will get tough.

    • Man, you are disturbingly prone to misstatements and malapropism! Now, I don’t care what anybody says but I think you are intelligent. There’s a difference between quark and quack but none of them are appropriate in your sentence.

      • Just as you are equally “prone” to dissonance between reality and an (imaginary) cultural predilection that never was.
        Grow up man, at the rate you are going, it is all and certain that your dotage is definitely destined for twilight disgrace.

  4. Soon they will sign an accord to impose Chinese language, history and culture on the pan Cameroonians and they will not even know it.
    Besides begging for money for water projects before CAN 2019 inexchange for Ndian and Fako division what cooperation are we to believe is happening?
    Why not go to Switzerland and beg for money given the millions of dollars already spent there in the last 36yrs.

    • In the tight corner in which you find yourself… and given your predilection for cultures that are not yours, the imposition of Chinese language shouldn’t be such an embarrassment for you, my dear.

      • ah ah ah RAS Tuge….you they kill am like flies ah ah ah…i am on the floor…monkey never learn! stupidity always insist!

        Making chinese official language is better than French and English as the chinese we went and got it the others were imposer upon us…look at the thinking of and African man…it is clear they removed his brain!

  5. see popol too for walker like better president hahahaha water rain dis pa no get shame a swear. Anyway this is his last walk so I give it to him.

  6. Prophet Manyolo

    Reliable information says that Africans are highly discriminated in China.The fact is that Chinese really hate dark skinned people.If this information is wrong call anyone you know in China and ask them if Black people have it easy in China.Going to China all the time Will not save Cameroon Mr President.Chinese are in Africa to take to the least needle even up to the land itself. Time will prove me right or wrong.

  7. English-speaking Cameroonians need to reflect on this:

    The recent killing of one of theirs in Alou and the spate of abductions – two in Batibo, one in Alou – point to the direction the solution will take – appointment of a French-speaking replacement.

    • The ancient cunnilinguist with his forked tongue meticulously avoids usage of the insanity called ANGLOPHONE… People are actually learning many new things in this free online seminar!

  8. Where is this old sick man with diapers taking this young country to?
    Why can he not resign and just give the country back to the young generation?..
    This man is the worse leader in the history of africa, not to talk of cameroon…
    A man who had no plan, no vision and has made cameroon a sick man of central Africa in the shortest time..
    While poor countries like Rwanda, Burkina faso, Ethioipia and coming up economically strong, cameroon is falling apart..
    The worse thing is that he is over 80 years but not better than he was 30 years..A failure, a shame and a disgrace to mankind..We should remove him from all history books and try to make sure the future generation never mention such a brainless man..