Malian Prime Minister arrives in Namibia

14 Aug 2016 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 14 AUG (NAMPA) - Prime Minister (PM) of the Republic of Mali Modibo Keita on Sunday arrived in Namibia for a four-day official visit.
His visit is aimed at engaging Namibia within the framework of the joint commission with regards to the technical, cultural and economic cooperation between the two governments.
Briefing the media shortly after his arrival at the Eros Airport, Keita, who was speaking through an interpreter, said Namibia and Mali have a lot in common.
“We are two countries who share many things. We are all engaged in realising the aspirations of our people for development. We have also many areas where we can strengthen our bilateral cooperation,” he said.
Keita explained that the two countries will discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in the areas of agriculture, livestock and fisheries, mining, higher education and scientific research.
He is accompanied by the ministers of agriculture, solidarity, livestock and fisheries, mining and higher education and scientific research, and experts in those specific areas.
Keita’s visit follows Namibian President Hage Geingob's trip to Mali in May last year and the Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s visit to Namibia in March this year.
The Malian PM and his delegation were received by Namibian Government officials, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwaha and her deputy Maureen Hinda.