Brazil and Namibia talk cooperation

08 May 2017 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 08 MAY (NAMPA) – Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has urged ministers in Namibia to accelerate negotiations and finalise pending Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) between Namibia and Brazil.
The two countries have signed cooperation agreements in areas such as Geology, Agriculture, Logistics, Health, Culture, Education, Sports, Justice and Law Enforcement and Military Assistance.
Nandi-Ndaitwah addressed the relevant ministers present during a meeting with Brazil’s External Relations Minister, Aloyisio Nunes in the capital on Monday.
“The signing of these MoUs, if speedily implemented, will enable us to continue to build on our social foundation for an increasing and expanding cooperation between our two countries in the spirit of friendship, trust and good faith,” she said.
Nandi-Ndaitwah added that the two countries should continue to work together in the implementation of international instruments to which they subscribe.
“Among others, I would like to refer to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030, which also speak to the African Union Agenda 2036 and the Paris Agreement.”
She also informed the Brazilian minister that Namibia has launched its bid to host the African Regional Office for Green Climate Fund and engaged the presidents of the countries whose nationals serve on the board of the Green Climate Fund to lobby for support.
“In this regard, your support for Namibia’s bid will be appreciated,” she said.
In his remarks, Nunes noted there are no contentious issues between Namibia and Brazil.
“Certainly, it is an important factor that we can have more investments from Brazil in Namibia and for sure, they will come,” he said.
After Namibia, Nunes is expected to visit Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique, to complete his round of diplomatic discussions with the four southern African countries.