President Hage Geingob will on Wednesday depart on a two-day state visit to Zimbabwe, the presidency announced on Tuesday.It will be the first visit by the Namibian leader since assuming office two years ago.
State House press secretary Albertus Aochamub said the visit “is being conducted in the interest of further strengthening the bilateral relations between the Southern African neighbours”.
The visit is preceded by the 4th Round of Diplomatic Consultations and the hosting of the 8th Session of the Namibia-Zimbabwe Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation that started on Monday through Wednesday.
“The visit is expected to be an opportunity for further strengthening existing relations between Namibia and Zimbabwe and to consider new possible areas of cooperation,” said Aochamub.
President Geingob will address the Zimbabwean captains of industry on Thursday in Harare, and also officially opens the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo on Friday.
A select group of Namibian businesses will be represented during this visit, and some will also be exhibiting at the trade fair in Bulawayo, according to Aochamub.
Geingob will be accompanied by first lady Monica Geingos; Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa, the deputy prime minister and minister of International Relations and Cooperation; Immanuel Ndgatjizeko, minister of Industrialisation, Trade, and SME Development; Alpheus Naruseb, minister of Works and Transport; and Doreen Sioka, minister of Gender and Child Welfare.