Negotiation of a new air services agreement between France - Cameroon 

Published: Tuesday, 06 February 2024 11:55
This is the conclusion drawn from the aeronautical consultations held between the two countries at the CCAA Training School in Yaoundé Nsimalen from February 1 to 2, 2024.  
The objective of these consultations was to negotiate a new bilateral air services agreement that would replace the existing one, which has been in place between the two countries since February 21 1974, to cater to the current air transport requirements. The discussions also aimed to explore the possibility of increasing the total number of frequencies available to the designated air carriers of each party.
For two days, delegations representing the aviation authorities of Cameroon and France, led respectively by Mrs. Paule Assoumou Koki, Director General of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) and Mr. Emmanuel Vivet, Deputy Director of Air Services at the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC), finalized their examination of the draft new agreement. At the end of the meeting, the two heads of delegation initialled the new air service agreement. 
The next steps will involve the official signing of the agreement by the plenipotentiaries of each country, followed by the completion of the constitutional formalities required for its entry into force.
On the sidelines of these consultations, the French delegation held discussions with representatives of various Cameroonian administrations on the illegal trafficking of meat products to France from Douala and Yaoundé-Nsimalen international airports.
Both parties were pleased with the friendly atmosphere that prevailed throughout the negotiations and agreed to continue negotiation on aspects that would improve air services between the two countries on a win-win basis.