The country through its minister of External relations took part at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum organised by Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. It was held from March 11 to 13, 2022.
It is the second time that the diplomatic forum is organised. For this 2022 edition it has as theme, ‘Recording Diplomacy’. It aims at promoting international solidarity. In addition, the forum also serves as a space for participants to work at getting new cooperation prospects.
The opening ceremony was presided by Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Cameroon was represented by its minister of External Relations, Lejeune Mbella Mbella.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he has the hope of seeing this forum be of great help to the whole world “the world is preparing to leave the first quarter of the year behind and humanity has a longing for global peace, welfare and prosperity in an increasing fashion of science, technology, agriculture, communication and industry.“
With other heads of States and governments, ministers, policy makers, diplomats, business leaders, academics, think-tankers, youths and media representatives, they discussed key issues regarding the diplomatic global world. The underway of the international talk split participants into various discussion groups.
Some focused on global governance, democratic governance and security, the fight against racism and discrimination, cost of war, and equity in global health. Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella intervened at the group concerned with climatic change and energy transition.
Taking the floor, he outlined Cameroon’s efforts in mitigating climate change effects by ensuring the ecosystem is being protected. He used the opportunity to urge financial bodies to encourage such actions and invest in research and innovative activities on renewable energy.
According to Turkish president, “many advancement have been registered but as humanity, we have not found solutions for our fundamental problems; terrorism, hunger, poverty, injustice amongst continents conflicts and several wars, environmental disasters led by climate change”.