The existing ties between both countries were revived this Tuesday April 9th during an audience granted by the Minister of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts to the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Vivian Loss Sanmartin.
Speaking to the media after the Audience, her Excellency Vivian Loss Sanmartin made it known that though her visit is partly a courtesy call, Brazil’s interest to cooperate with Cameroon in the domains of the promotion of SMEs, Agro-food transformation, reduce importation of products that can be locally made so as to promote “made in Cameroon” and above all reinforce capacity in the above domains following Brazil’s experiences in the above sectors, were at the heart of this exchange visit
The Minister of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts on his part made it known that axes for further cooperation between both countries revolve around the agro-food, craft and social economy sectors. As concerns the agro-food sector, Minister Achille BASSILEKIN III affirmed that the agro-food similarities of both countries is an added advantage to Cameroon thus, Cameroon’s willingness to copy from the experiences of Brazil so as to increase its agro-food exportation.
He further declared that this cooperation will be extended to the craft sector whereby the structure, follow-up and commercialization of craft products will be further reorganized. Moreover, the Brazilian Social Economy Network will also be an inspiration to the Cameroonian Social Economy sector.
It should be noted that Brazil is the 8th economy in the world that relies more often than not on the exportation of locally transformed agro-food products.