Minister describes his visit to Beijing successful

GUANGZHOU: Minister of Mines and Energy, Isak Katali, has described his visit to Beijing, China as successful.

Katali and his delegation were on a week-long official visit to China, and returned to Namibia last Tuesday.

Katali told Nampa in an interview after his arrival from China they learned a lot, especially during their visit to the nuclear power plants.

He said they learned that nuclear energy ‘is one of the safest, cleanest and economic viable options in comparison to any other electricity generation mode’.

He said the delegation visited several nuclear energy training facilities, where intricate details regarding the setting up of a nuclear plant facility were explained to them.

Katali said he had successful deliberations with officials at the China National Energy Administration (NEA), where they discussed among other issues, the proposed agreement on the use of peaceful atomic energy between the two countries.

The agreement gives way to the two countries to either trade or participate in the useful of nuclear energy, which include among others generation of electricity.