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193 UK Companies To Invest In Cameroon 

By Yerima Kini Nsom — British High Commissioner to Cameroon, H.E John Brian Olley, has told President Biya that 193 companies from the United Kingdom will soon invest in the various fields in Cameroon. He made the disclosure while presenting his letters of credence to the President at Unity Palace on Friday, November 8. The diplomat said the resolve of the companies to invest in the country came after the UK-Cameroon Joint Commission that took place last September in London.

HE Brian Olley, British High Commissioner to Cameroon

Given that there are quite a good number of UK companies in Cameroon, observers hold that UK could become the biggest foreign direct investor in Cameroon in the near future. During the audience at the State House in Yaounde, Olley equally told Biya that a UK Trade mission will be in Cameroon by the end of this month and early next year. Meantime, the diplomat commended Cameroon for its leadership in peace-keeping in the conflict-infested Central African Republic, CAR.

“The UK is encouraging Cameroon to further engage in helping to stabilise the country,” he said. Brian Olley, who took over from Bharat Joshi, arrived in Cameroon on the eve of the recent twin elections on September 29. Before his appointment to Cameroon, Brian Olley, was the Deputy British High Commissioner to Cyprus. Also, the new French Ambassador to Cameroon presented her letters of credence to the Head of State on Friday, November 8.

Earlier, on Thursday, November 7, President Biya received letters of credence from four new Ambassadors including the new Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Cameroon, H.E. Muhammad Bin Sulayman Al Mashar. Before his appointment, the 50-year old diplomat was Charge’des Mission at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Mali. President Biya equally received H.E. Jan de Bruyne who is coming to Cameroon for the second time as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium.

He was in Yaounde from 1999 to 2003. He has been the Belgian Ambassador in Uganda, and Consul General of Belgium in Lille, France and in Bombay in India. H.E. Aliou Ndao Fall, 58, equally presented his letters of credence as the Senegalese Ambassador to Cameroon. After many years with the diplomatic service, it is the first time that Aliou Ndao has been appointed a full Ambassador. The new Equato-Guinean Ambassador to Cameroon, H.E. Anastasio Asumu Munoz, equally presented letters of credence that day.

First published in The Post print edition no 01478

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