Namibia and Brazil to solidify bilateral relations

06 May 2017 13:10pm
WINDHOEK, 06 MAY (NAMPA) – Namibia and Brazil will solidify existing bilateral relations when that country’s External Relations Minister, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira visits Windhoek on Monday.
Nunes will hold talks with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, and Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah on ways to further expand these relations for the benefit of both countries.
One of the cooperation agreements Namibia has with Brazil is the Naval Cooperation Agreement, signed in 1994.
The agreement is one of the biggest existing agreements which involves staff training, ship building and technical support for the Namibian continental shelf surveying process.
The two governments also cooperate in the fields of agriculture, trade and investment, energy, geology, logistics education, as well as culture and sports.
In a media statement issued on Friday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Selma Ashipala-Musavyi said Brazil is a major player on multilateral fora.
“It also has one of best poverty eradication and affordable housing examples in the world, both current priorities of the Government of Namibia, which we could tap from,” she stated.