Guest Contributor | May 20, 2019 | 0
Russia, Namibia to further strengthen bilateral relations
Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov will pay a three-day official visit to Namibia from 5- 7 March.
The Ministry of International Relations this weeky in a statement said the purpose of the Minister’s visit is to exchange views on a wide range of bilateral and international issues of mutual interest.
During his visit Lavrov will hold bilateral talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and pay a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob.
International Relations and Cooperation Permanent Secretary, Selma Ashipala-Musavyi said Namibia and Russia maintain excellent relations that date back to the pre-independence era.
“Bilateral cooperation exists through the Namibian-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation established in July 2006 under the framework of the Agreement signed on 18 July 2005,” she added.
According to her the Inter-Governmental Commission has since inception held seven sessions, of which the last one was in Windhoek from 15-17 November, 2017.
The 8th Session is scheduled to take place in Moscow during 2018.
Through the Inter-Governmental Commission, the two countries have concluded bilateral instruments in sectors such as health, education, defence and security, mines and energy, trade and investments, fisheries as well as tourism.