Jan 9, 2009, 4:51 AM
Dr Joseph Dion Ngute, Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cameroon, told waiting reporters shortly after a closed-door meeting with the Gambian leader that he was in Banjul as a special envoy of President Biya to President Jammeh.
He told reporters that his discussion with President Jammeh centered on issues geared towards increasing bilateral cooperation.
The Gambia and Cameroon, he added, have relations that go back a very long way, and within this context the two countries and, in particular, the two leaders have been entertaining very good relations of cooperation, fraternity and from time to time, to consolidate this, they send special envoys to one another.
According to him, it was not long ago when President Jammeh sent a special envoy to Cameroon and this time Paul Biya has also sent a special envoy to him, to essentially reinforce the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
‘We have a lot in common; we can share experiences and we can develop synergies in a lot of critical areas, and that is why President Paul Biya asked me to come and meet his brother President Jammeh, who is one of the very wise leaders in Africa, to see how we can benefit from his experience as well in many areas,’ Ngute stated.