Namibia and Zimbabwe should prioritise economic growth promotion: Geingob

25 Jul 2019 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 25 JUL (NAMPA) – Namibia and Zimbabwe should place emphasis on joint efforts to promote economic growth and sustainable development for their people, President Hage Geingob has said.
Speaking during the State visit official talks with Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa here on Thursday, the Head of State said the two countries signed several agreements which should be implemented timeously.
Geingob said despite the many difficult challenges Zimbabwe is facing, they continue to enrich the human resources capacity of Namibia, thereby supplementing each other’s development efforts.
“Your visit is [an] affirmation of the determination of our governments to continue strengthening the strong bonds of friendship between our people, which are anchored on a shared history and based on principles of mutual respect and African solidarity,” he said.
On his part, Mnangagwa commended the bilateral relations which exist between the two countries, adding that they are strengthened and deepened by the regular exchange of visits in support of each other’s economic growth.
“Our two republics share the same vision to prosper our respective countries for the betterment of [the] lives of our people. The journey is long but with determination and political will, peace, unity and stability, we will achieve the goals we have set for our republics,” said Mnangagwa.
The legal instruments signed by the two countries include a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the promotion of Small and medium enterprises, a revised MoU on cooperation in the field of information, media and broadcasting; MoU in the field of science and technology and an MoU on Zimbabwe revenue authority and the Namibia customs and excise on mutual administrative assistance.
Further MoUs are between the Zimbabwe revenue authority and the Namibia customs and excise on the practical implementation of the bilateral trade as well as the terms of reference for the operationalisation of the joint trade and economic committee.
Mnangagwa is in Namibia for a three-day state visit from Wednesday to Friday.