Namibia-Russia trade commission to meet

15 Nov 2017 07:30am
WINDHOEK, 15 NOV (NAMPA) - Namibia will be hosting the Seventh Session of the Namibia-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation on Wednesday and Thursday.
The two day event, according to a media statement from the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO) on Tuesday, is aimed at promoting increased trade and investment flow between Namibia and Russia.
It also serves to further strengthen bilateral relations in the various fields and to underline the role of the commission as an important mechanism for expanding cooperation between the two countries.
The statement said several agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in various areas such as higher education as well as safety and security will be signed during the session.
The Namibian delegation will be led by Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, while the Russian delegation will be led by Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation.
Namibia and Russia boast relationships in many areas including political and diplomatic interaction, trade and economic cooperation, cultural ties and people-to-people contacts.
In June 2009, Dmitry Medvedev became the first Russian Head of State to visit Namibia, signalling the strong relationship between the two countries. Medvedev then was accompanied by Russian businessmen with a view to sign deals on diamonds and energy.