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Namibia to cooperate further with China in the agricultural sector

Namibia to cooperate further with China in the agricultural sector

Namibia and China on Monday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the second phase of a South-South Cooperation (SSC) project, in Windhoek, Xinhua reports.

South–South Cooperation is the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries, also known as countries of the Global South.

Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa said at the signing ceremony in that the second phase provides for private sector participation in SSC projects focusing on value addition of agricultural products.

“We highly welcome the private sectors participation as it will accelerate the implementation of Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy and PPP law in Namibia and fast track the achievement of our agriculture development and food security goals that are stipulated in our national high-level policy documents,” he said.

He encouraged business people from both Namibia and China to explore business opportunities presented by the SSC phase 2 by forging partnership.

“The excellent bilateral relations that exist between our two countries have created and continued to create a conducive environment for our two governments and people to enter into a number of agreements amongst others,” he said.

Vice minister of agriculture of China, Qu Dongyu, said many Namibians in the agricultural sector will benefit from the second phase of SSC projects.

“There is still a lot of areas that needs to be looked in and I am sure that staring from today business people will start to explore in projects for their own benefit and for the country’s economy too,” he said.

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