NAMIBIA, BELARUS AGREE TO CO-OPERATE IN DIVERSE FIELDS

Namibia and Belarus have agreed to exchange information on technological, financial, educational, training and scientific capabilities of the two countries under an agreement signed here by Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei.

A statement issued here Wednesday said the two ministers, who held discussions during the Namibian Minister's visit to Minsk last month. agreed to explore the possibilities of Belarus supplying fertilizer and agricultural equipment and setting up a manufacturing or assembly plant for such equipment through a joint venture with Namibian partners.

They further agreed to exchange expertise in different areas. In the field of education, the two countries agreed to facilitate direct co-operation between the Namibian Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation and the Belarus Ministry of Education as well as institutions of higher education.

In the area of mining, the two ministers agreed to encourage JSC BelAZ to establish direct contact with the Namibia Chamber of Mines. BelAZ is a Belarusian manufacturer of haulage and earth-moving equipment based in Zhodzina, Belarus.

"The Belarusian side informed on the financial mechanisms in supporting international trade and investment and undertook to provide detailed information on this issue through diplomatic channels," said the statement.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.