CBFP Facilitator, the Honourable Dr Christian Ruck, in audiences with high-ranking political leaders in Cameroon
From 19 to 22 October 2020 - Yaoundé - The Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Honorable Dr Christian Ruck is visiting Cameroon as part of his first sub-regional tour.
The working visit aimed, among other things, to open the offices of the CBFP Facilitation of the Federal Republic of Germany in Yaoundé, introduce the roadmap of the CBFP Facilitation of the Federal Republic of Germany and monitor its implementation. The Honourable Dr Christian Ruck’s visit also aimed to prepare for the 8th CBFP Council Meeting due in December and conduct consultations to facilitate the development of a Common Position Statement of the ECCAS and COMIFAC countries as part of the participation of the Congo Basin and its vicinity in upcoming international meetings on climate and biodiversity and the 3rd Congo Basin Heads of State Summit.
The CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany met with the following High-ranking Cameroonian Authorities:
- H.E. Joseph Dion Ngute, Prime Minister, Head of Government,
- H.E. Jules Doret Ndongo, Minister of Forestry and Wildlife of Cameroon
- H.E. Gabriel DODO NDOKE, Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development
- H.E. Mr. HELE PIERRE Minister of the Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development.
- H.E. Mr. Gabriel Mbairobe, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Cameroon
- H.E. Mr. Alamine Ousmane Mey Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT)
- H.E. Dr. TAÏGA, Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries
- H.E. BETI ASSOMO Joseph, Minister Delegate to the Presidency in charge of Defense
A few highlights from the meetings:
Prospects for collaboration and cooperation
The Facilitator’s presentation of his 2020-2021 CBFP roadmap;
Political leaders’ full buy-in for the roadmap of the CBFP Facilitation of the Federal Republic of Germany
The announcement of the 8th CBFP Council Meeting slated for December in Kinshasa.
The Cameroonian authorities’ agreement to take part in and help with preparations for the 8th CBFP Council
High-ranking Cameroonian authorities’ acknowledgement of the Facilitation’s efforts to contribute to the implementation of the N’Djamena Declaration
The Cameroonian authorities’ recognition of the need to actively contribute towards the development of the Joint Declaration of the Congo Basin, the world’s second lung, in preparation for major summits and international conferences on Biodiversity and the Climate coming up in 2021.
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