8 Dec 2023 19:09

Russian-Namibian intergovernmental commission to meet in Moscow in March 2024

MOSCOW. Dec 8 (Interfax) - The Russian-Namibian intergovernmental commission for trade and economic cooperation is scheduled to meet in Moscow in March 2024, the press service of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev, Russia's co-chair of the commission, said on Friday.

Visiting Namibia earlier this week, Trutnev met with Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and International Relations and Cooperation Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

"Russia will host the 10th meeting of the intergovernmental commission in Moscow in March 2024. In the run-up to the meeting, the parties discussed current issues. In particular, they addressed the implementation of a comprehensive roadmap for the development of trade-economic cooperation between Russia and Namibia in 2022-2025, which was signed in December 2021. The intergovernmental commission's co-chairmen acknowledged that 25% of the projects included in it have now been implemented," it said.

In discussing trade-economic interaction, Russia proposed stepping up cooperation in the agriculture, aquaculture, energy, geological prospecting, education, personnel training, information and communication technology, and media sectors, the press service said.

Russia also proposed expanding sports ties with Namibia and invited Namibian athletes to compete in tournaments held in Russia.