Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu today said that India would be ready to participate in Cameroon’s oil and gas sector, in oil exploration and production along with agriculture.
Interacting with the visiting parliamentary Delegation from Cameroon at parliament today, the Vice President said that India was committed to being a reliable partner of Cameroon in its development journey.
“Our aim is to contribute to capacity building, share skills and expertise and improve social and economic infrastructure,” he said.
The Vice President thanked the Government of Cameroon for their support on the reorganization of the J&K and abrogation of Article 370. Vice President Naidu said India would count on Cameroon’s support in future also on these issues including in India’s efforts to reach consensus on UN reforms.
Vice President Naidu, who is also the Chairperson of the Upper house of Parliament of India, said that regular exchange of Parliamentary delegations between the two countries was useful in understanding the parliamentary procedures, conventions and systems of the two nations. He appreciated the support of Cameroon at various Parliamentary Conferences including at Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meetings held earlier this year in Belgrade.
Stating that India and Cameroon enjoy close and friendly ties and people to people links, the Vice President said that India has recently established its Mission at in Yaounde in Cameroon to give a fillip to the relationship between the two countries. He also said that there was considerable potential for further enhancing our trade and economic cooperation.
The Vice President thanked Cameroon for voicing support for India’s candidature for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and said that India would look forward to Cameroon’s support for India’s candidature for the UNSC Non-permanent Seat in 2021-22.