President Paul Biya and wife Chantal have left the country this Tuesday, August 28, 2018, after spending just three days in the country.
According to the Director of the Civil Cabinet at the Presidency, Samuel Mvondo Ayollo, the President is going to attend a China-Africa Summit to take place on September 3 and 4 in the Chinese capital city of Beijing.
The President also left with an important delegation of Government Ministers and business men including Finance Minister, Louis Paul Motaze, Public Works Minister, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, Special Duties Minister, Dion Ngute and many others.
Paul Biya left the country just three days after returning from a private trip abroad where he spent 13 days in an undisclosed European country.
The President is also leaving the country a week before the summit commences and as has been the tradition in the past he may still spend some time abroad even after the summit– meaning he may only be coming back at the eve of the official launching of campaigns for the Presidential election on October 7.
In recent years, China has become an important trading partner with Cameroon as well as a financial livewire, loaning huge sums of money to the Government including the FCFA 75 billion for the laptop project to university students.
This is why even though Paul Biya is unable to attend African Union Summits, he can’t afford to miss Chinese meetings.