The lower and upper houses of the Cameroonian parliament have examined a bill on a Land Cooperation Agreement between Cameroon and Tunisia. The bill which was examined and adopted in the lower house of parliament was forwarded to the Senate on June 19 for a second reading.
Members of the foreign affairs committee of the senate examined and adopted the bill on the same day. It will be presented to senators in the days ahead for adoption and onward transmission to the Head of State for ratification. It was defended in parliament by Jacqueline Koung à Bessike, Minister of State Property and Land Tenure who was assisted by Adoum Gargoum, Minister Delegate in charge of relations with the Islamic world at the ministry of external relations.
The agreement lays down guidelines for technical cooperation between Cameroon and Tunisia on land matters with regards to provision of assistance and mutual support for land activities in both countries. The support areas include technical assistance, training of executive officers and execution of projects.
According to the cooperation agreement, technical cooperation, consists of the exchange or provision of experts, exchange of good practices or all other appropriate scientific or technical means. As regards training of executive officers, the bill stipulates that, this shall take place in professional training or university institutions of Cameroon and Tunisia. Concerning the execution of the projects, the bill specifies that each party within the limits of its means, undertakes to make available to the requesting party the experts, consultants and documents it needs.