Namibia and Zimbabwe should prioritise economic growth promotion: Geingob

Namibia and Zimbabwe should place emphasis on joint efforts to promote economic growth and sustainable development for their people, President HageGeingob has said.

Speaking at the State visit official talks of Zimbabwean President, EmmersonMnangagwa here on Thursday, the Head of State said the two countries signed several agreements of which should be implemented timeously.

Geingob said despite the many difficult challenges Zimbabwe is facing they continue to enrich the human resources capacity of Namibia, thereby supplementing each other's development efforts.

Your visit is affirmation of the determination of our governments to continue strengthening the strong bonds of friendship between our people, which are anchored in a shared history and based on principles of mutual respect and African solidarity, said Geingob.

On his part, Mnangagwa commented the bilateral relations which exists between the two countries, adding that relations between Namibia and Zimbabwe is strengthen and deepened by the regular exchange of visits in support of each other's courses of economic growth.

Our two republics share the same vision to prosper our respective countries for the betterment of lives our people. The journey is long but with determination and political will, peace unity and stability we will achieve the goals we have set for our republics, said Mnangagwa.

Among the legal instruments signed between the two countries include; memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the promotion of SMEs; revised MoU on cooperation in the field of information media and broadcasting; MoU in the field of science and technology development and MoU on Zimbabwe revenue authority and the Namibia customs and excise on mutual administrative assistance.

Further include MoU between Zimbabwe revenue authority and the Namibia customs and excise on the practical implementation of the bilateral trade agreement between Namibia and Zimbabwe; lastly agreement of terms of reference for the operationalisation of the joint trade and economic committee.

Mnangagwa is in Namibia for a three-day state visit (24 to 26 July 2019).

Source: Namibia Press Agency