Namibia-Cuba joint working group meets in Windhoek

20 Dec 2017 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 20 DEC (NAMPA) – The third session of the Namibia-Cuba joint working group will strengthen and enhance the existing bilateral economic and trade relations between the two countries, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Peya Mushelenga said.
The two-day session, which officially opened in the capital on Tuesday, was decided upon during a meeting that took place in Havana, Cuba in September last year, Mushelenga said.
“The main objective of the joint working group is to review the progress of the bilateral relations in order to strengthen and deepen economic and trade relations between Namibia and Cuba, in line with the mandate given by the leaders,” Mushelenga said.
The session also serves as a platform where the two countries will identify areas of cooperation such as health, trade and investment, tourism, agriculture, fisheries, energy and education.
The gathering will furthermore assess and review progress made since the second working group session.
Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Ileana Nuñez Modoche who led the Cuban delegation, said they were optimistic about the entire initiative. She described the programme as a monitoring mechanism of the economic and developmental agenda of the two countries.
Modoche also urged more Namibian entrepreneurs to take part in the Havana Trade Fair as this will further strengthen the trade relationship between Namibia and Cuba.