Geingob on State visit to China

07 Apr 2014 08:20am
By Charles Tjatindi
BEIJING, 07 APRIL (NAMPA) - Prime Minister (PM) Dr Hage Geingob arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing on Sunday for an eight-day State visit to this east-Asian country.
He is expected to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday to discuss pertinent issues relating to trade as well as economic and political relations of the two sisterly countries.
Geingob is also expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, for official talks.
He will then be hosted by the Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
An address to students at China's leading university of science and technology, the Tsinghua University where a handful of Namibians are also pursuing their studies, is likewise on the schedule.
Geingob is leading a strong delegation comprising Cabinet ministers, leaders of various Government agencies and parastatals as well as businesspeople.
The visit coincides with the hosting of the Namibia-China Business Forum under the auspices of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), hence the large business delegation comprising about 64 Namibian business personalities in this country.
Geingob's visit will also include a familiarisation tour of the Dayawan Nuclear Power Plant, which is managed by the parent company of Swakop Uranium, Huawei Technology Company.
The delegation is expected back in Namibia on 15 April.