Geingob concludes Japan visit

President HageGeingob has concluded his working visit to Japan, with the Pacific Ocean economic giant country committing N.dollars 42 million for the vocational education and training sector.

Geingob attended the three-day seventh Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, led by the Japanese government, alongside African Heads of State and leaders of multilateral organisations under the theme 'Advancing Africa's Development through People, Technology and Innovation'.

A media statement issued on Sunday by the Office of the President said during the proceedings, Geingob held bilateral talks with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, with a focus on how the two countries could deepen investment and economic cooperation and multilateral relations.

The statement noted that during the bilateral talks, Abe informed Geingob that Japan considers Namibia a potential investment destination and more could be done to lure Japanese business to Namibia.

It further noted that Japan also committed to assist Namibia with disaster relief.

Geingob informed Abe that Japan was a trusted partner of Namibia with the country having played an important role in the training of Namibians, including during the liberation struggle.

Source: Namibia Press Agency