(Business in Cameroon) - Cameroonian PM Joseph Dion Gute (photo) met with Indian High Commissioner to Cameroon, Abhay Thakur, on April 9 in Yaoundé.
“India plans in the very short run a permanent diplomatic representation in Yaoundé, Cameroon,” informed the Prime Minister’s office, at the end of the meeting. So far, explains the Prime Minister, the head of the Indian diplomatic mission in Cameroon resides in Nigeria.
Abhay Thakur's announcement is a confirmation of the promise made by the Indian government in April 2018. At that time, India had indicated that, by 2021, eighteen new embassies will be opened on the continent. Focus countries are Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, etc.
For the time being, J. Ravi Kumar is the only Indian honorary consul in Cameroon. The opening of an embassy is expected to accelerate economic cooperation between the two countries.