Cameroon is now among the 84 countries whose nationals do not need visas to enter the Republic of Indonesia. The Southeast Asia nation decided on December 21, 2015, to suspend the visa for Cameroonian nationals wishing to travel to the country. Indonesia hopes to increase the number of tourists visiting the country to 20 million in 2019.
Cameroon's Ministry of External Relations has seen the measure as a business opportunity for Cameroonian investors in areas of mining, agricultural and commerce. Mohamadou Moustapha, Director of Asian Affairs and Relations with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was quoted as saying that "Indonesia is a country with a very important demographic and economic weight and could be an important axis for the diversification policy of Cameroon and its other Asian partners".