Zim foreign affairs minister pays visit to Geingob

24 May 2021 | International

NAMPA

WINDHOEK

The newly appointed minister of foreign affairs and international trade of Zimbabwe, Dr Frederick Shava, called President Hage Geingob on Thursday to discuss matters relating to improved bilateral relations between Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Briefing the media after his meeting with Geingob, Shava said the meeting was necessary to inform the president about his presence in Namibia.

“He is very supportive of the intentions that we are here for and looking forward to Namibia hosting the first bi-national commission in due course,” he stated.

Shava added that during his visit, he will witness the development of Namibia-Zimbabwe relations into the Binational Commission.

“This is why I am here to conclude those discussions with my colleague and create a commission, which will now be led in its discussions by the two presidents,” Shava stated, adding that through the commission, the two countries will establish and strengthen trade relations and see what goods and services can be exchanged.

Diplomatic and political consultations

According to a media statement issued by the ministry of international relations and cooperation on Thursday, Shava visited Namibia for the sixth round of the Namibia-Zimbabwe diplomatic and political consultations held on Thursday, at the invitation of Namibia’s deputy prime minister and minister of international relations and cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

The meeting was expected to adopt decisions made at the mid-term review of the ninth session of the Joint Commission of Cooperation that took place on 14 April 2021 in a wide range of areas, including trade and commerce, agriculture, fisheries, transport, education and training, youth, sport and culture, among other issues.

The two ministers would also exchange views on regional and multilateral issues of mutual concern and interest.

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