Zuma and ministers take a trip to Namibia

President Jacob Zuma will pay a working visit to Namibia to discuss economic relations, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said on Tuesday.

“The working visit takes place within the context of the Heads of State Economic Bilateral (HOSEB) between South Africa and Namibia,” the departmental statement read.

The meeting is meant to review progress made thus far and will promote further economic cooperation, trade coordination and development.

Zuma heads for the Namibian capital, Windhoek, on November 4 on invitation from the country’s president, Hifikepunye Pohamba.

Meeting to promote better mutual relations
The bilateral meeting may include discussions on issues ranging from the environment, transport,
communication, agriculture and energy to science and technology, trade and industry and regional integration.

The president will be accompanied by government ministers and senior government officials.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Energy Elizabeth Dipuo Peters and Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu are said to be accompanying him.

Minister of Transport Sibusiso Ndebele, Minister of Tourism Marthinus Van Schalkwyk and Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will also form part of the delegation.—Sapa

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