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Namibia and Botswana strengthen bilateral ties

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Official talks between Namibia and Botswana, led by President Nangolo Mbumba and visiting President Mokgweetsi Masisi, concluded in Swakopmund this afternoon with a sense that the engagement led to the further strengthening of ties between the two neighbouring countries.

President Mbumba remembered Botswana and President Masisi's solidarity and support during the passing of the late President Hage Geingob. Dr. Mbumba also underscored the importance of regular dialogue and interaction between Namibia and Botswana.

Namibia, Ghana elevate cooperation with bi-national commission

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Namibia and Ghana have agreed to upgrade their Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation to a bi-national commission.

This move will further strengthen the relations between the two countries.

Senior officials are currently meeting for the 5th session of the Namibia-Ghana Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation in Swakopmund.

Both countries emphasise their excellent bilateral relations.

Namibia, Russia strengthen ties with Federation Council visit

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The National Council hosted the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to strengthen their long-standing relationship.

Highlighting the importance of continued collaboration through "friendship groups for cooperation," the week-long visit had various activities, including touring the Parliament, visiting the Heroes Acre, and the tomb of the late President Hage Geingob to honour and respect him for the work he has contributed for his country. 

Swapo and Communists parties cement relationship

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Swapo Party Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa has affirmed that the party will continue to strengthen its relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). 

This statement follows her recent weeklong trip to China, where she led a delegation of the party's Central Committee members to discuss bilateral political relations.

"It is a continuing process that will continue so that the two parties will assist each other up until something happens, but for now we are having that sisterly friendship, and we will continue to respect that on a mutual basis."

Iran, Namibia to expand bilateral relations

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Iran is looking at expanding its bilateral relations with Namibia across various sectors.

The country wants to enter Namibia's oil market and says it can help the country attain self-sufficiency.

Iran's ambassador to Namibia, Dr. Seyed Sharifi, on Monday introduced his country's private sector mines' to Namibia's Emerging Mining Association and other small emerging miners.

Namibia ready to work with countries to ensure smooth energy transition

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Namibia is ready to work together with Belgium and other countries to ensure that the energy transition takes place smoothly without major interruptions to global energy sufficiency.

President Nangolo Mbumba provided this assurance during official talks with visiting King Philippe of the Belgians at State House today.

President Mbumba is hosting the King of the Belgians at a time when the two countries are working tirelessly at the government and private sector levels to realise the vision of a reduced carbon print.

Namibia-Angola governors forum strengthens bilateral ties

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The Governors Forum is a collaborative initiative between Namibia and Angola that signals a pivotal step towards enhancing bilateral relations and addressing shared challenges impacting communities along the border.

The gathering of key stakeholders from the border regions of Namibia and Angola is poised to serve as a platform for meaningful dialogue, cooperation, and strategic engagement.

Venezuela's Ambassador applauds growing bilateral relations with Namibia

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Venezuela's Ambassador to Namibia says he is proud of the trajectory of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Omar Paredes paid a courtesy call on President Nangolo Mbumba at State House earlier on Wednesday.

The recent inaugural Namibia-Venezuela Joint Commission of Cooperation meeting saw the identification of critical economic areas of interest, including mining, agriculture, and housing.

Potential products for trade from both sides identified encompass fish, beef, salt, minerals, and petroleum, among others.

Namibia affirms commitment to diplomatic relations and legacy of late President Geingob

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President Nangolo Mbumba has reassured the diplomatic community of Namibia's commitment to strengthening bilateral relations and partnerships, continuing the legacy of the late President Hage Geingob. 

He highlighted Geingob's internationalist approach, which guided Namibia's foreign policy of being a friend to all and an enemy to none.

President Mbumba addressed the diplomatic corps during the New Year's greeting ceremony, held annually at State House.