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China attaches great importance to its relations with Namibia – official

China attaches great importance to its relations with Namibia – official

China’s highest level visit to the country in six years, will see Chinese First Deputy Premier of the state council, Zhang Gaoli in the country from 26 to 29 August, according to the new Chinese Ambassador to Namibia.

Namibia will be the Chinese Vice Premier’s stop after having visited other countries like Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.

At a media briefing with the new Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Zhang Yiming this week, he said Namibia is the only stop in Africa’s sub -sahara region, the Vice Premier will visit. “That embodies the great importance China attaches to its relations with Namibia,” he said.

Namibia is forever a true friend, partner and brother of China and China-Namibia relationship has always been regarded as one of the top priorities in China’s African policy,” he added.

According to the Ambassador, during the high level visit, the two countries are set to discuss and enhance cooperation in priority areas such as industrialization, agricultural modernization, infrastructure, marine economy, new energy, tourism, wildlife protection and other fields.

During the visit, the Ambassador said, the Vice Premier will have the opportunity to visit Chinese projects in the country like the Husab Uranium Mine, container terminal of Walvis Bay and the Space tracking, Telemetry and Command Station.

Furthermore, a series of bilateral cooperation agreements on Economic and Technical Cooperation of grant for the new Airport road Project, Memorandum of Understanding on Human Resource Development Cooperation and exchange letters on the Feasibility of the 4 rural schools project are set to be signed.

 Caption:  the new Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Zhang Yiming

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