YAOUNDE: Visiting President Hu Jintao proposed yesterday that China and
Cameroon intensify communication at all levels and support each other on core
He made the remarks in a meeting with his Cameroonian counterpart Paul Biya
on the first leg of his African trip.
suggested more efforts be made on economic collaboration, in particular,
agriculture, infrastructure, telecommunications and people-to-people exchanges.
Biya said: "China is a great friend of Cameroon and Cameroon is a sincere
friend of China."
He said Cameroon has been making efforts to improve its investment
environment and welcomes more Chinese enterprises to invest.
The two heads of state also exchanged views on Africa's situation. "There
cannot be progress in world peace and development without stability and
prosperity in Africa," Hu said.
Hu said he believed that the gradual fulfilling of commitments made by China
at the Beijing summit of the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation last November
will usher in a new chapter in Sino-African ties.
After the talks, Hu and Biya witnessed the signing of eight documents,
covering economic and technological cooperation, health, education and
Hu is on an eight-nation trip to Africa that will also take him to Liberia,
Sudan, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique and Seychelles.
(China Daily 02/01/2007 page1)