Yes. So assume he stayed in Cameroon all last week since this conf is in S Africa. What better opportunity to line up a new farmin partner
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With about 700 members and approximately 25 partner organisations in Africa, Afrika-verein, the German-African Business Association in Germany, is the main point of contact in Germany for the African public and private sector, serving as their gateway to German enterprises with business interests in Africa.
Dr. Stefan Liebing, the president of its chairmanship who we met during the SOBA Foundation in Essen seized this opportunity to appeal German industry, under certain contributions, not to miss the boat of investment in Cameroon.
Dr. Stephan Liebing, you have just attended the SOBA Foundation Forum in Essen, what are your impressions?
I very much like the forum. I think we have a great community of Cameroonian diaspora in Germany; they are highly qualified , they are in key positions in German industry. So we should try to make more use of this potential in getting more German industry to look into opportunities in Cameroon and to go and invest there.
How does Dr.Stephan Liebing find the state of economical relations between Germany and Cameroon?
In fact, I believe a lot of German industry is about to miss the boat for, a lot is developed in Cameroon recently to the positive mainly; there are still problems but I think there are still a lot more that could be done at the moment and that´s why I believe there are a lot of rooms for doing business together , for more Germans to come and invest.
In order to convince them that Cameroon is better than they might think, it´s important to have big projects that is what companies like Ferrostaal AG, the fertilizer ,are actually working at the moment.
How does the German government appreciate the Cameroonian diaspora in their country?
I mean for almost 30 years, there was no government officials travelling from Germany to Cameroon and this has changed; during the last 2 years, we had 4 official visits with ministers, vice ministers, etc.... So I think, people are about to learn in the German government that Cameroon should play an important role in bilateral relations and the fact that there is more and more business developing, that Germans are doing business in Cameroon will also lead to higher political attention in Berlin.
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