A delegation of 24 British businessmen on a mission in Cameroon, were on Tuesday met by Prime Minister Philemon Yang, APA noted .
Addressing the press at the end of their meeting, the British High Commissioner to Cameroon, John Brian Olley, said that the investors were particularly interested in agriculture, education, energy, infrastructure, mining, health “and especially the banking sector.”
The same investors had already visited Cameroon from 28 to 30 April, 2015 in the wake of a conference on investment that was held a month earlier.
Relations between Cameroon and Great Britain date back to the 19th century, when British traders were dominant in the commercial activity along the West African coast.
Diplomatic relations between the UK and Cameroon are generally presented as “good” by both parties as the British presence in the country is felt particularly through companies like Shell (petroleum), Guinness (beer industry) or the Standard Chartered Bank but also through human rights, pro-democracy and environmental NGOs.
In recent years, the UK, through the European Development Fund (EDF) contributed annually between CFA 6 billion and 7 billion CFA francs to fund development projects in Cameroon