The Russian leader thanked his Cameroonian colleague for the decision to personally attend the summit. This is Paul Biya’s first visit to Russia.
“Ties between Russia and Cameroon are built in a spirit of mutual respect. The partnership next year will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations,” Vladimir Putin said.
The turnover of bilateral trade decreased last year, but despite “some decline in Russian exports”, imports to the Russian Federation from Cameroon to Russia immediately increased 17.5 times. 814 Cameroonians study at Russian universities, including 47 with state scholarships. Next year, this quota will double to 100 scholarships, said the President of the Russian Federation.
“Russian and Cameroonian approaches to international problems are consonant: we uphold a polycentric model of world order based on the principles of the rule of law, non-acceptance of dictate and the inadmissibility of double standards in world affairs,” Vladimir Putin said. .
He also thanked the Cameroonian leadership for supporting a number of Russian initiatives on the UN site.