President Hage Geingob officially welcomed President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House at the start of an official three day state visit by the Zimbabwean head of state.
During a meeting held between the two heads of state, responsible government representatives from both countries signed seven agreements and memoranda of understanding that would further consolidate the strong relations that already exist between Namibia and Zimbabwe.
In this regard a Terms of Reference for the Operationalisation of the Joint Trade and Economic Committee (JTEC), a Memorandum of Understanding on the Promotion of SMEs, a revised Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Information Media and Broadcasting, a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Fields of Science and Technology Development, a twinning Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Kavango East Region and Mashonaland West Province, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and the Namibia Customs and Excise on Mutual Administrative Assistance and a Memorandum of Understanding between the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and the Namibia Customs and Excise on the Practical Implementation of the Bilateral Trade Agreement between the Republic of Namibia and the Republic of Zimbabwe were signed.
In his welcoming address President Geingob said although good progress with regards to cooperation has already been made the two countries should place emphasis on their joint efforts to promote economic growth and sustainable development.
“It is imperative to ensure that agreements between our countries are timeously implemented.”