Namibia and Singapore have committed to working closer together to strengthen the existing cordial bilateral relations between the two countries.

This was decided between Namibian Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and Singapore's Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohamad Maliki bin Osman, here over the weekend.

Maliki, who is also Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence, ended a two-day visit to Namibia on Saturday. He told a joint media conference that Singapore was fully committed to working with Namibia in the area of trade.

The two ministers discussed issues of common interest and identified new areas of co-operation and collaboration.

"We need to work closer together on issues pertaining to human resources capacity building and development," said Maliki, who added that Namibia could send its top-level civil servants for further training in human resources, capacity-building and development at the Singapore Training College of Civil Servants.

Nandi-Ndaitwah informed him on her availability and openness to engage in consultations on ways in which the two countries could move forward, especially in areas of economics, trade and business development.

Nandi-Ndaitwah said Namibia would remain an important partner to Singapore and it was therefore important that the two countries moved forward in unison towards greater economic developmental ties.

She also accepted an invitation to visit Singapore during the course of this year or early next year as part of strengthening relations between the two countries.