Prince Shahpour Mahmoud Reza Pahlavi -- brother of the Shah of Iran -- arrived in the Cameroun's capital of Yaounde on Thursday (16 December) to begin a week long unofficial visit.
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Background: Prince Shahpour Mahmoud Reza Pahlavi -- brother of the Shah of Iran -- arrived in the Cameroun's capital of Yaounde on Thursday (16 December) to begin a week long unofficial visit.
SYNOPSIS: One of the Prince's first tasks was talks with the Cameroun's President Ahmadou Ahidjo. Official sources said the discussions between the two men were "fruitful and friendly." The Prince's visit is expected to strengthen relations between Iran and Cameroun, diplomatic relations were only formally established in 1975.
It's the first time any member of the Iranian imperial family has visited Cameroun. The Cameroun's Prime Minister Paul Biya said the visit was "an important step in developing friendlier relations."
Trade and industrialisation were also topics of conversation between the Prince and President Ahidjo. Both countries are keen to expand trading links and both are working towards greater industrialisation. The Prince's visit will incorporate tours to several industrial developments.