Nam and Angola sign agreement on fisheries

28 Jul 2013 10:10
WINDHOEK, 28 JUL (NAMPA) – Namibia and Angola on Friday signed a bilateral agreement on professional interchange, training, manufacturing, sales and management of marine resources.
Namibian Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernhard Esau signed the protocol on behalf of Namibia, and Angolan Minister of Fisheries, Victoria de Barros Neto signed the agreement on behalf of her government.
According to the Angola Press Agency (Angop), the agreement was signed at the end of a technical meeting which took place in Luanda, Angola last week.
“The bilateral ties between Angola and Namibia in the fisheries' domain are now more strengthened with the signing of this agreement,” read the media report.
Esau was quoted as saying the agreement will permit betterment of the living conditions of the Angolan and Namibian people, and contribute to the reduction of poverty, eradication of hunger, guaranteeing food security for the two countries' citizens.
On her part, the Angolan minister said the agreement is aimed at strengthening cooperation ties between both countries, and this accord is needed by both governments which share common marine resources and need to strengthen targeted knowledge for exploration.
According to her, both countries will conduct fishing exploration, and share information and data as well as organising joint research campaigns to cover all areas of distribution of fisheries’ resources.
“Angola needs a continued cooperation with Namibia, not only at institutional level but also with the private business sector,” she said.