The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lejeune Mbella Mbella, received Francisco Irarrazal, special envoy of Expo 2023 Argentina, last Monday in Yaoundé.
In competition with the United States and Poland for the organization of the international specialized exhibition of 2023, Argentina is campaigning. Francisco Irarrazal, the special envoy of Expo 2023, was received in audience on Monday, October 16 by Lejeune Mbella Mbella, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Opportunity for the Argentine emissary to promote the candidacy of his country for the organization of this important event.
The international specialized exhibition is one of the components of the main international meetings managed by the Bureau International Exhibition (BIE). An intergovernmental organization that has been regulating the World Exhibitions since 1931.
The World Exhibitions can last up to 6 months and do not have a limited size. Participants can build their own pavilion, and the theme of the exhibition should be universal. While the specialized exhibitions, limited to 25 hectares, can last up to three months, they have a more specific theme and it is the host who offers the participants a space for their exhibitions. They were created to limit the organizational costs of both the host countries and the participating countries. Created in 1928 by 31 countries, the BIE now has 170 member states, proof of the success of the exhibitions and the growing interest of the countries. The member states of the OIE take part in all decisions of the organization and work for the continuous improvement of these events from year to year. The headquarters of the BIE is in Paris.
Regarding relations between Cameroon and Argentina, they have been established since 1975. Argentina covers Cameroon from Abuja and Cameroon covers Argentina from Brazil.