Namibia to deepen cooperation with Senegal

WINDHOEK: Namibia has reiterated its commitment to deepen and diversify bilateral cooperation with Senegal for the benefit of the people of the two African countries.

President Hifikepunye Pohamba made this commitment last week during his State visit to that West African country.

According to a joint communique issued at the end of the three-day visit, the two countries deliberated on various issues of common interest, particularly bilateral relations and African integration.

The two Heads of State reaffirmed their excellent bilateral relations, and reiterated their commitment to deepen and diversify cooperation between Senegal and Namibia.

They stressed the need to promote economic and commercial cooperation, and encouraged the private sectors of both Senegal and Namibia to strengthen their relations as well.

Pohamba and his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall instructed their respective ministers to implement the signed agreements, which constitute the legal framework for cooperation between Namibia and Senegal in the areas of trade, culture, science and technology, tourism, hospitality, industry, health and diplomacy.

The two leaders further agreed to strengthen relations between the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) and the Dakar Ports Authority in order to explore cooperation in fisheries and marine resources, environment and parks management, mining, agriculture as well as land management.