Foreign policy chiefs of South Africa and Pretoria are meeting today to discuss projects designed to strengthen the already close bilateral ties between neighbors.
They’ll prepare the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting of their presidents. at the second binational commission.
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana Mashabane welcomed her Nambian counterpart Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah, saying they’re bent on projects that will help the continent and the region, but most importantly the people of their countries.
“The two sides have to date signed 71 agreements and memoranda of understanding. We must remember that our people have said to us these are enablers, the real work is when we put hands on deck, “she said
Nandi Ndaitwah listed issues to be discussed to ensure the wellbeing of the people.
“Trade, energy, health, investment, wildlife, information and communication technology, higher education and training, science and technology as well as defence and security.”
She says better bilateral cooperation between South Africa and Namibia will greatly enhance integration of the SADC regional grouping.