The Director of the French Development Agency, Hervé Conan has said the agency in partnership with the Ministry of External Relations are working to get Cameroonian Diaspora to invest back home. He was speaking on January 20, 2016 in Yaounde shortly after his audience with the Minister of External Relations, Lejeune Mbella Mbella. Hervé Conan revealed that the project to support the productive investment of the Cameroonian Diaspora was concluded on July 3, 2015 in the presence of the two Heads of State. For the past months, the document to recruit a focal person to pilot the project is being finalised. “We are examining ways to encourage Cameroon Diaspora to invest in their country of origin so that they can play a role in the economic development of their country”, Hervé Conan told the press after the audience.
On the heels of the French Development Agency Director was the Ambassador of the Federation of Russia to Cameroon, His Excellency Nikolay Ratsiborinskiy who was also received in audience by the External Relations Minister. Both officials discussed on the state of relations between Cameroon and Russia and how to foster security, economic and diplomatic ties between both countries. Minister Mbella Mbella and the Russian Diplomat equally talked about the possibility of a meeting between President Putin’s representatives to the African Union submit in Addis Ababa and the Head of the Cameroonian Delegation to the AU summit. He described Africa’s bid to be represented in the UN Security Council as important.