EU's Carro to update Namibia on PA negotiations

11 Jun 2013 12:30
WINDHOEK, 11 JUN (NAMPA) - The Head of Division for Southern Africa in the European External Action Service, Angel Carro will arrive in Namibia on Wednesday for a five-day visit.
During his stay, Carro will meet Namibian stakeholders, including key Government officials, members of the media and civil society to further strengthen EU-Namibia relations.
According to media statement issued here on Tuesday by the European Union Delegation to Namibia, the visiting leader is expected to among others update Namibian partners about the current state of the ongoing Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations, ongoing EU development assistance programmes, and future programming of 11th European Development Fund resources covering the period 2014-2020, from which Namibia will also benefit.
During his visit, Carro will pay a courtesy call on the Speaker of the National Assembly Theo-Ben Gurirab, and attend the launch of the Namibia Civil Society Support Programme which is financed with about N.dollars 544,6 million by the EU to strengthen civil society's contribution to sustainable development and socio-economic justice in Namibia.
He will also visit the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)'s Secretariat here before leaving Namibia.
The EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs recently announced the approval of over N.dollars 413,3 billion in funding from the EU Development Cooperation with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries for the period 2014 to 2020.