Cameroon’s Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, accompanied by business leaders is heading a Cameroonian delegation to the third China-Africa Economic and Trade Fair in the Hunan province of China.
A meeting under the theme “common development for a shared future” brought together key players at the third China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo from 29 June to 02 July 2023 in Hunan province in the Middle Kingdom. Cameroon exhibited local products such as Penja pepper, Oku White Honny, cocoa and coffee, in the hope of attracting more Chinese investment.
“China and Cameroon have a great deal of scope for cooperation in modern agricultural development and the construction of transport, energy and communications infrastructure,” said Yang Zhihua, Deputy Mayor of the city of Yiyang in China’s Hunan province.
Guo Jianjun, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy in Cameroon, pointed out that China was by far Cameroon’s biggest trading partner, accounting for 25.8% of Cameroon’s total exports and 17% of its total imports in 2021. “Economic and trade cooperation between China and Cameroon is solid and healthy”.
According to the Ministry of Trade, the exhibition was an important platform for showcasing the growing business opportunities of African countries and improving the business climate for Chinese investors. China is one of the major trading partners of African countries. They will use this forum to exchange experiences in the field of economic development, etc. After this meeting, all eyes are now turned to the sixth edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) said to take place November 2023.