Seven cooperation agreements were signed between Tunisia and Cameroon last May 9 at the closing ceremony of the Ninth Session of the Large Joint Commission between both countries. Pierre MOUKOKO Mbonjo, the Cameroonian Minister of External Relations, and ABDALLAH TRIKI, the Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs initialed the documents.
A business forum organized by the Ministry of Trade on the sidelines of this meeting was attended by Tunisian and Cameroonian traders. The dozen businessmen gathered at the Yaoundé Conference Centre under the chairmanship of HAMAN OUMAR, the Secretary General of Ministry of Trade , seized that opportunity to make direct contact. The sectors included energy and electricity, metal industries, agrifood industry, mechanical and electrical products, pharmaceuticals and paramedical products, international trade, private clinics, buildings and public works, free universities.
After work, seven memorandums of understanding were signed between the two countries:
- the technical cooperation agreement;
- the health cooperation agreement ;
- the convention on health on medical evacuations;
- the memorandums of understanding on sending a Tunisian medical and technical team to the Sangmélima referral hospital;
- the Memorandum of Understanding on exchanging television programmes and experiences between the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) and the Tunisian national television;
- the Memorandum of Understanding on standardization, quality promotion, information and training between the ‘Institut National de Normalisation de la Propriété’ (National Institute of Standardization and Industrial Property) and the Standards and Quality Agency;
- the Memorandum of Understanding on Discovery Journeys, Exchange and Friendship Project for Young People.
The second round of the Cameroon -Tunisia Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) negotiations and the sectoral committee of SMEs were other items on the agenda of the Joint Commission meeting. At the end of the work, both parties also took a series of measures to boost trade in the coming days between the two Nations.
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