Namibia, Algeria to sign cooperation agreements

22 Oct 2017 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 22 OCT (NAMPA) – Namibia and Algeria will sign various cooperation agreements during a Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) session on Monday and Tuesday.
The two countries have maintained bilateral relations and cooperation in various sectors such as education, sports and youth development.
Currently, there are 15 Namibian students studying in Algeria, whilst the country’s diplomatic mission was opened in the host country in July 2016.
Algeria has also assisted Namibia with emergency humanitarian aid towards drought relief.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Selma Ashipala-Musavyi said in a media statement issued Saturday the two countries also share historical ties dating back to the struggle against apartheid and colonialism, with Algeria extending political, diplomatic and material support to Namibia.
“Namibia and Algeria share political relations and share a tradition of consultations, with a great convergence of views on issues of common interest,” she said.
She added that the two countries also share the same principles towards their international obligations, such as their support for the Saharawi people and the Palestinian people in the struggle for self-determination and national independence.
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah will represent Namibia with several other senior officials at the JCC in Algeria.