Justice Ministry delegation leaves for China to help strengthen bilateral cooperation in law and justice

WINDHOEK: A delegation of senior officials from the Justice Ministry and prosecuting authority left for China yesterday to help strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fields of law and justice between the two countries.

Namibia’s Deputy Minister of Justice, Tommy Nambahu is leading the delegation.

The ministry said in a media statement availed to Nampa here this morning Nambahu will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his Chinese counterpart, Deputy Minister of Justice of the People’s Republic of China, Zhang Yanzhen on exchange and cooperation between the two countries in the fields of law and justice in China.

The statement said in furtherance of the cooperation agreement, the two countries identified a need to enhance collaboration in the areas of legal publications and dissemination of legal knowledge, administration of the legal profession and public notaries, legal aid, alternative dispute resolution, and judicial and legal expertise.

Other areas of cooperation include drafting and management of laws, regulations and rules within the functions and competence of the parties; mutual legal assistance in civil and criminal matters; institutional, operational, management, technical support; and capacity building of judicial administrative staff members.

During the official meeting, the two deputy ministers will explore further bilateral cooperation and help deepen discussions on other topics of common interest.

The Namibian delegation is expected to pay a courtesy call on Wu Aiying, the Minister of Justice of China.