Geingob concludes official visit to Abu Dhabi

15 Jan 2019 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 15 JAN (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob has concluded his official visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he attended the Zayed Sustainability awards ceremony and opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
Sustainability week started on 12 January and ends 19 January 2019. It is the largest sustainability gathering in the Middle East and is held in January every year. The event is dedicated to furthering understanding of the major social, economic and environmental trends shaping the world’s sustainable development.
The awards ceremony was held during the ADSW opening ceremony on Monday.
A media statement issued by the Presidency on Tuesday said President Geingob held bilateral talks with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The two leaders committed to exploring ways to establish a Namibian embassy in the UAE and will also explore the possibility of supplying refined oil to Namibia.
Mohammed bin Zayed also expressed interest in exploring for oil and gas in Namibia.
Namibia and UAE already cooperate on the Al-Dahra Namibia project, a commercial date plantation established at the Naute Dam in the //Kharas Region in 2009.
“The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi has developed the confidence and interest to further explore areas for economic cooperation,” the statement said.
Geingob is accompanied by a business delegation which also attended the business expo and held meetings with businesspersons from the UAE and prospective investors in the sectors of energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, technology and finance.
The president will depart from the UAE on Wednesday for Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, where a Southern African Development Community Double Troika Summit will convene to discuss the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The elections on 30 December saw opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi declared the winner, but second-place finisher, former Exxon Mobil executive Martin Fayulu is disputing the election outcome.