Cameroon is one of the 50 priority partner countries for German Development Cooperation. Following their two-year rhythm, the most recent governmental negociations took place on June 21 and 22, 2016 in Berlin. During those negociations the two countries, Cameroon and Germany agreed on the terms of their development cooperation for the next three years (2017 - 2019). The main points which were negociated in 2013 were confirmed.
The negociations were led for the German side by a delegation from the Federal Ministry for Economy and Development Cooperation. The Cameroonian delegation was led by the Ministry of Economy, Planing and Regional Development.
During the negociations, both parties reaffirmed the significance of the three agreed-upon priority sectors of the German Cooperation for the Development of Cameroon.
Since Cameroon’s independance, Germany has supported the country’s development with a contribution globally amounting to 1,037 million euros, or approximately 679.2 billion FCFA. This amount will now be increased by an additional contribution of 100.5 million euros, or approximately 65,8 billion FCFA. From 2017 to 2019, that money will fund the three priority sectors of German Development Cooperation with Cameroon, namely “decentralization and responsible governance”, “sustainable use of natural resources” and “rural development”. Furthermore, support will also be provided to the fight against maternal and infant mortality in the health sector.
The negociations proceeded in an athmosphere of mutual respect and understanding.