Algerian Ambassador Lauds Excellent Relations

The outgoing Ambassador Milat Toufik leaves Cameroon after five years of service.

Ambassador Milat Toufik of Algeria leaves Cameroon back to his country honoured for his contribution in fostering bilateral cooperation between Cameroon and Algeria since his arrival in Cameroon in December 2009. External Relations Minister, Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo on January 8, 2015 during a State dinner he offered the outgoing Algerian Ambassador on behalf of President Paul Biya, also raised Milat Toufik to the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of Valour.

Milat Toufik ends his diplomatic mission in Cameroon having served as the dean of the diplomatic corps since September 2014. He also served as the Secretary General of the African Group of diplomats and later on rose to the Group’s President. In a toast during the State dinner, Moukoko Mbonjo lauded the Algerian diplomat for initiating permanent dialogue between the African Group and the Cameroon government during his tenure as president.

On the bilateral level, the five-year stay of Milat Toufik in Cameroon was marked by an increase in Algerian scholarships to Cameroonians. Algeria also organized trade fairs in Douala, participated in Cameroonian trade fair” PROMOTE” and Cameroonian delegations also participated in Algerian trade fairs such as the International Fair of 2014 in the capital Algiers. He also helped foster bilateral cultural cooperation, as well as facilitated the visit of high-level Algerian personalities to Cameroon.

Minister Moukoko Mbonjo and Ambassador Milat Toufik expressed the desire for the Cameroon-Algeria Joint Commission to be organized in the near future. Cameroon also counts on the rich experience of Algeria in the area of fighting terrorism to step up the offensive in the ongoing war against the Islamist group Boko Haram in the Far North Region.

Source : Cameroon Tribune

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