APS : TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2017
ALGIERS- Algeria and Namibia signed, Tuesday, seven cooperation agreements covering several sectors at the end of the first session of the joint cooperation commission between the countries.
These agreements were signed by the minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.
It is a trade agreement, a memorandum of understanding relating to visa exemption for the holders of diplomatic or service passports, a memorandum of understanding between the ministry of Mujahideen and the Namibian ministry of Veterans.
The two countries also signed memorandums of understanding and cooperation in the fields of vocational training, sports, culture, as well as a letter of agreement and cooperation in the area of water resources.
Messahel said, in a address given at the end of the works, that the results of this commission are “promising,” because “they will give a new impetus to the relations between the two countries,” adding that the signing of these agreements allows “for the enhancing of the legal framework and the opening of new prospects mutually beneficial for the two countries.”
In addition, Messahel said that the visit of the Namibian Deputy Prime Minister allowed the two countries “to show their convergence of views” on regional and international issues of common interest just as it allowed “reaffirming our determination to coordinate our respective positions in the framework of the goals set by the African Union,”
For her part, Nandi-Ndaitwah expressed her ”satisfaction” with the results of this commission, underlining that the two countries need “to work together by sharing their experiences to ensure a better integration of the continent through notably, the peaceful settlement of conflicts.”