Yaounde lays cornerstone for Chinese-aid new parliament building 0

Cameroon’s House Speaker of National Assembly Cavaye Yeguie Djibril on Thursday laid the cornerstone for a new Chinese-funded parliamentary complex.

The new building will improve the working conditions of lawmakers and strengthen China-Cameroon relations, Djibril said here at the groundbreaking ceremony.

“The new architectural jewel will contribute to the beautification of the capital … This, once again, demonstrates the excellent relationship existing between our two countries,” he said.

“We thank the Chinese government for their continued support of our various developmental programmes,” he added.

Chinese Ambassador to Cameroon Wang Yingwu said at the ceremony that the construction of the new building was a reflection of the “rich and dynamic” relation between the two countries.

China will continue to support Cameroon in its quest for peace and development, Wang added.

The construction project came two years after a fire ravaged part of the parliament building in November 2017.

Source: Xinhuanet