Japan Ambassador happy with cooperation

22 Feb 2018 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 22 FEB (NAMPA) – The outgoing Ambassador of Japan to Namibia on Wednesday expressed his satisfaction with the support his government rendered to Namibia during his tenure in office.
Hideyuki Sakamoto highlighted in an interview with Nampa that some of his achievements include the construction of school buildings and the issuing of grants to 38 schools.
He added that another area the Japanese government is supporting Namibia in is the medical area, in conjunction with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the establishment of new mother and child support systems in northern Namibia.
“We have also decided to provide food assistance to the local people through the Office of the Prime Minister, after a three year drought experienced by Namibia,” mentioned Sakamoto.
He additionally mentioned that there is a Japanese fishing company operating at Walvis Bay, which has employed local people there.
“Our relationship is growing step by step and we hope our cooperation will further develop in the future.”
Sakamoto is expected to leave Namibia next month for Sarajevo, Bosnia in Europe.
He served Namibia for three years.