State House Audience : President grants audience to French Ambassador

The French Ambassador to Cameroon, Gilles Thibault was received in audience by the President of the Republic, Paul Biya.

The exceptionally long discussion focused on a number of issues within the framework of continous cooperation between Paris and Yaounde.

The Ambassador tendered an invitation to Cameroon’s Chief Executive to attend a summit on climate change next week in Paris.

More than one hundred heads of State and governments are expected to take part in the meeting which is a follow up to COP 21 organised in Paris between 30th November -12 December 2015.

Cameroon is amongst the first countries to sign and ratify the Paris accord on climate change. President Paul Biya and Ambassador Gilles Thibault also reviewed Cameroon’s economic situation in recent months.

Both officials expressed satisfactions with the sucessfull inauguration of a French affiliated commercial centre “Carrefour Market” in Douala on Tuesday 4th December.

The French Diplomat was hopeful that Carrefour Market will boost the sale of locally produced agricultural, fishery and animal products; the ultimate goal being to creat more jobs for the youth.

The anglophone crisis and measures put in place stop the violence was discussed. The French Diplomat condemned in the strongest term, the senseless violence that has resulted to lost of lives.

Pamela Bidjocka

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