Kenya, Namibia sign bilateral ties

Presidents Hage Geingob and Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Friday /PSCU
Presidents Hage Geingob and Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Friday /PSCU

Kenya and Namibia on Friday signed agreements to bolster cooperation on tourism, youth and political consultations.

The signing of the agreements were witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Namibia’s Hage Geingob who led their delegations in talks.

Uhuru said the agreements present new opportunities for stronger partnership. “Our countries share similar aspirations and challenges so we can draw from each other’s experience to complement our expertise,” Uhuru said.

He urged Namibia to explore new areas of cooperation including marine and fisheries development, mining, expansion of trade and investment in sports and culture.

Uhuru thanked foreign ministers from two countries for the inauguration of the Joint Commission for Cooperation which remained dormant although it was signed two decades ago.

He cited basic education, vocational and University training, including teacher exchange programs in Mathematics, English and Sciences as an important area of cooperation that should be cultivated.

“We further look forward to strengthening cooperation in the health sector with enhanced transfer exchange of workers in specialised areas,” Uhuru said.

Kenya is also keen on enhancing cooperation with Namibia in agriculture and livestock management. “We welcome collaboration in the field of quality seed production, especially for drought resistant crops,” Uhuru said. He commended Geingob’s Harambee Prosperity Plan, saying it resonates with Kenya’s Big Four agenda.



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