Namibia and Mali commit to deepen cooperation

17 Aug 2016 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 17 AUG (NAMPA) – Namibia and Mali have made a commitment to improve cooperation between the two African nations, and prioritise the populace to ensure that the requirements of Agenda 2063 are met.
The African Union’s Agenda 2063 is a strategy to optimise the use of Africa’s resources and learn from the past to build a prosperous continent through a positive socioeconomic transformation over the period of 50 years.
The two countries Wednesday signed a joint communiqué following a two-day inaugural session of the Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation between Mali and Namibia, which ended on Tuesday.
The joint communiqué was signed by Malian Prime Minister, Modibo Keita and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA), before Keita departed for home, Mali.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said the joint communiqué would ensure maximum benefit for the Namibian people through Namibia's commitment towards Agenda 2063, to ensure that Namibia becomes an industrialised nation.
The Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation was held to discuss and review bilateral cooperation in areas of agriculture, education, research, fisheries, mining, information and communication technology, and trade and investment.
The Namibian and Malian governments also welcomed the session as part of the realisation of the shared vision (Agenda 2063) to promote the development of their countries, resulting in the strengthening of economic, social, and cultural cooperation between them.
The second Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation will be held in 2018.