Namibia and China sign agreements

29 Aug 2017 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 29 AUG (NAMPA) – Namibia and China on Monday signed three agreements to strengthen relations between the two countries.
The agreements include one on economic and technical cooperation which speaks about the upgrading of the road between Windhoek and the Hosea Kutako International Airport.
The accords also encompass a memorandum of understanding on human resource development cooperation between China’s Ministry of Commerce and the National Planning Commission, and an agreement on a feasibility study of four schools to be built in rural areas by the Chinese government.
Minister of Economic Planning and Director of the National Planning Commission, Tom Alweendo and China’s International Trade Representative and Vice Minister of Commerce, Fu Ziying signed the agreements on behalf of their respective governments at State House.
“Our countries need to work more closely to benefit both our people,” China’s First Deputy Premier, Zhang Gaoli told President Hage Geingob during his brief remarks before they had closed-door discussions.
Zhang arrived in Namibia on Saturday and is scheduled to return to China on Tuesday (today).