Namibia delegation visits India

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 23:12 hrs

The Namibian delegation led by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Namibia, Ambassador Veiccoh Nghiwete called on Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid to exchange views on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.

The Namibian delegation visited India on Nov 20 and held Foreign Office Consultations in here.

Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs of India M. Ganapathi led the Indian delegation at the Consultations.

Both sides noted with satisfaction that bilateral relations rooted in history during the Liberation struggle of Namibia had expanded in recent years especially following the state visit of President of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba to India in 2009.

The two sides agreed that there was significant potential for further expanding bilateral relations.

During the Consultations, the two delegations discussed bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and international issues.

Relations between the two countries in the areas of trade, education, healthcare, human resource development, capacity building, Cooperation on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, defence and India Africa Forum Summits and related projects were amongst the subjects on which views were exchanged between the two delegations.

The two delegations also discussed cooperation between India and Namibia including in the UN, NAM, and the Commonwealth. It was agreed to strengthen cooperation in regional and multilateral fora in areas of mutual interest.

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