By Claire West

Mark Simmonds, Foreign Office Minister for Africa, co-chaired the first UK-Cameroon Joint Commission with H. E. Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, the Cameroon Minister of External Relations in London on 2 September.

Following the meeting Mr Simmonds said:

The Joint Commission has provided a historic opportunity for us to strengthen our close relationship with the Republic of Cameroon. We held productive discussions on a number of areas including deepening bilateral commercial links, mutual political interests and migration.

I am delighted to have signed a Joint Communiqué with His Excellency Mr Mbonjo which will provide the basis for our closer working relationship in the years to come.