The Federal Republic of Germany seeks to assist Cameroon boost economic growth, youth employment, rural development, protect natural resources and diversify energy sources by improving on trade and business relations between both countries. This was reiterated recently at the National Assembly by a visiting delegation of the members of the German Parliament led by the President of the Parliamentary Commission for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mrs Dagmar Wöhrl, during a meeting with Senior Vice Speaker, Honourable Hilarion Etong.
After the meeting, Dagmar Wöhrl hinted that the “fruitful discussions” aimed at seeking new avenues not only to strengthen trade and economic relations but also to upgrade relations between the two parliaments on the level of commissions and bilateral parliamentary friendship groups. The meeting also provided an opportunity for the guests to reaffirm Germany’s solidarity with Cameroon against the threat of terrorism.
The delegation included the President of the Parliamentary Commission for Economic Affairs and Energy, Dr. Peter Ramssauer who saw a multitude of options and great potential for strengthening relations especially in the domain of renewable energy which his country is progressively adopting to the detriment of nuclear and fossil energy. The German MP hailed historic ties between both countries as well as the speaking and learning of the German language by many Cameroonians. The delegation which was accompanied by German Ambassador to Cameroon, H.E. Holger Mahnicke, ends its five-day visit today February 5, 2016.