Senate : Economic, Diplomatic Bills Adopted
- By Eulalia AMABO
- 25 juin 2021 11:46
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The House President, Marcel Niat Njifenji presided at the plenary sitting during which the bills were adopted on June 24, 2021.
Three bills have been adopted at the Senate after general debates. The legal instruments pertaining to economic, diplomatic and environmental affairs were adopted during a plenary sitting on June 24, 2021 chaired by Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji.
The first to be adopted was Bill No.166/PJL/SEN/2L which seeks to authorise the President of the Republic to ratify the Stepping Stone Agreement towards a bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement between Cameroon and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Defended by the Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousmane Mey, the Agreement allows Cameroonian products to access the British market at preferential rates, free of customs duties and quotas, similar to the Economic Partnership Agreement in force with the European Union. The Agreement, the Minister explained is aimed at boosting, developing and intensifying trade and economic relations between Cameroon and the United Kingdom, as well as further strengthening cooperation ties based on the principles of reciprocity, equality and mutual respect.
Another legal instrument adopted is Bill No.165/PJL/SEN/2L to authorise the President of the Republic to ratify the cooperation agreement between Cameroon and the Swiss Federal Council on the reciprocal abolition of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic or service passports, signed in Yaounde on September 26, 2014. Defended by the Minister Delegate to the Minister of External Relations in charge of Cooperation with the Commonwealth, Felix Mbayu, the bill abolishes visa applications and payment of related fees for holders of the aforementioned pa...
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