Cameroon’s Head of State has left the country to China on the invitation of the Chinese President.
The Cameroonian Chief Executive took off from the Yaoundé Nsimalem International Airport this Sunday, 18th March 2018.
Prior to the take President Paul Biya granted a brief airport audience to the Minister, Secretary General at the Presidency Ferdinand Ngo Ngo.
In the meantime, First Lady Chantal Biya held discussion with spouses of the Head of State’s close collaborators in an adjacent lounge.
At the end of the audience, President Paul Biya acknowledged the presence of top administrative authorities who had turned out at the airport to wish him a safe trip.
He also saluted the CPDM supporters and dance groups from the Mfoundi and Mefou Afamba divisions who where conspicuously present with the party outfit.
At the foot of the plane, the Presidential couple were greeted by the crew members of the special plane that was carrying them to China.
President Paul Biya is the first African leader invited to the Chinese capital since the constitutional reforms in that country.
He will hold high level talks with the Chinese President during the two day State visit at the invitation of the Chinese leader.
Cameroon – China relations
Cameroon and China share longstanding and excellent bilateral and diplomatic relations that have been marked by a number of state visits to both countries.
The Head of State is accompanied by an official delegation comprising the following personalities:
– Mr. Lejeune MBELLA MBELLA, Minister of External Relations;
– Mr. Samuel MVONDO AYOLO, Minister, Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic;
– Mr. Emmanuel NGANOU DJOUMESSI, Minister of Public Works;
– Mr. MENGOT Victor ARREY-NKONGHO, Minister in charge of Special Duties at the Presidency of the Republic;
– Mr. ALAMINE OUSMANE MEY, Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development;
– Mr. Gaston ELOUNDOU ESSOMBA, Minister of Water Resources and Energy;
– Mr. ALIM AYATOU, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Public Health in charge of Epidemic and Pandemic Control;
– Mr. Luc SINDJOUN, Special Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic;
– Rear-Admiral Joseph FOUDA, Special Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic;
– Mr. Martin MPANA, Cameroon’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China;
– Mr. Simon Pierre BIKELE, Chief of State Protocol;
– Mr. Christophe EKEN, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Handicrafts;
– Mr. Celestin TAWAMBA, President of the Cameroon Employers’ Association.