19, February 2017
The U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon, Michael S. Hoza, has described Cameroon as key to the economies of the Congo Basin. The U.S. diplomat was speaking at the “American Day” at PROMOTE in Yaounde on Thursday February 16.
Ambassador Hoza said Cameroon is the key to the entire Congo basin economy and Cameroonian youth are the key to developing their future economy. “We believe Cameroon is the key to the entire Congo basin economy and Cameroonian youth are the key to developing their future economy,” he said during a plenary to launch the “American Day” at the exhibition Fair.
“We want to engage in the fight for Cameroon’s future—that is promoting the peace and security of the Cameroonian people by giving opportunities to the youths and unleashing their potentials for the future of Cameroon,” the Ambassador said. Some 22 American companies are exhibiting their products at the 6th edition of the major trade fair in Central Africa.
“We are bringing together corporations and entrepreneurs from all industrial sectors in order to connect Cameroonian partners with American partners,” he said before prior to a ribbon cutting ceremony of the American pavilion at the fair.
The U.S diplomat was accompanied by five government ministers; Luc Mafloir Mbarga Atangana of Trade, Prof Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa of Small and Medium Size Enterprises, Marie Therese Obama of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, Joseph Dion Ngute of External Relations in charge of the Commonwealth and Louis Max Ayina, secretary of state for Public Works.