The Ambassador of Brazil to Cameroon H.E Vivian LOSS SANMARTIN was granted audience by Minister Achille BASSILEKIN III on the 22nd of October 2021 during which both parties exchanged on various angels of cooperation between both structures especially in the field of social economy and handicraft.
Speaking during the audience, the Brazilian diplomat thanked MINPMEESA for the continuous support and cooperation both structures have shared so far. While expressing her absence in the activities of MINPMEESA due to the effects of COVID 19 on economic activities, H.E Vivian LOSS SANMARTIN brought forth various possibilities of carrying out important cooperation with Cameroon in the areas of handicraft and social economy especially through the training of organizations concerned with agro food processing with the assistance of the Brazilian Agency for Cooperation and the Brazilian Service for Small and Micro. It should be noted that besides training these organizations in the areas directly concerned with their productivity, H.E Vivian LOSS SANMARTIN emphasized on the fact that these trainings are also envisaged to entail accounting, organizational management and marketing of products. Concerns over the packaging, norms, quality and exportation standards were also raised by the Brazilian Ambassador.
Minister Achille BASSILEKIN III on his part stated that MINPMEESA is willing to continuously learn as well as take advantage from the Brazilian experience and expertise especially in the field of agro-food which is also central to the NDS-30 in the creation of employment amongst youths. As concerns new areas for cooperation in the handicrafts sector, Minister Achille BASSILEKIN III indulged his guest on the possibilities of making the craft villages more productive through the Brazilian experience in this sector so that Cameroonian craft works will meet global standards. Techniques on improving the organizational capacity and management of these villages so as to meet the needs of crafts men and women were also brought to the limelight. MINPMEESA expressed his optimism that collaboration between both structures will meet the capacity of all stakeholders involved in the social economy and handicraft. The event also served as an occasion for Minister Achille BASSILEKIN III to announce the upcoming National Days for Social Economy to the Brazilian boss.
While stating her conviction that there are many opportunities and hope that the envisaged projects can move both countries forward, H.E Vivian LOSS SANMARTIN promised to keep in touch through subsequent virtual meetings due to her tight schedule and the continuous propagation of the COVID-19 pandemic.