Namibia and Senegal sign additional agreements

30 Aug 2013 11:10
WINDHOEK, 30 AUG (NAMPA) - Foreign Affairs Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and Senegal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mankeur Ndiaye on Friday signed agreements on tourism and political consultations in the capital.
The signing of the agreements formed part of Senegalese President Macky Sall’s official State visit to Namibia.
The Senegalese leader, who was in Namibia on a six-day official visit, left the country on Friday.
During the State visit, Namibia and Senegal signed four agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, including the two agreements signed on Friday, to expand bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
The agreements include the agreement on the tourism and hospitality industry and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on political and diplomatic consultations signed on Friday, as well as an MoU on the recruitment of health professionals and medical experts and an agreement on the establishment of a joint commission of cooperation.
During their official talks, President Hifikepunye Pohamba and Sall discussed a wide range of issues on bilateral, regional and international matters of common interest.
They both applauded the “excellent” existing bilateral relations between the two countries and reaffirmed their commitment to deepening these relations for mutual benefit.
Namibia and Senegal also signed a general agreement on economic, trade, cultural, scientific and technological cooperation in 2003, and both underscored the need for the agreement to be put into operation.
On a continental level, Pohamba and Sall discussed Africa's political and socio-economic situation, expressing deep concern about insecurity prevailing in some regions and hailing the ongoing efforts of the African Union (AU) in addressing these challenges.