Angola, Namibia address impact of droughts

  • Angola/Namibia
Luanda - Angola and Namibia decided on Monday to continue consultations to find friendly solutions on the situation of Angolan citizens who emigrate to this country due to drought.

The decision emerged from the II Session of Political and Diplomatic Consultations between the two countries, co-chaired by the Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

The virtual video conference, organized from Tsumeb (Namibia), decided to reinforce bilateral cooperation, mainly on the issues related to socio-economic development, transport, agriculture, energy and water, among others.

According to the final communiqué of the meeting, the ministers reiterated the need to maintain and expand the strong bonds of friendship, solidarity and cooperation that exist between the two states.

Angola pledged to continue to assess the internal situation regarding the opening of the common border amid Covid-19.

In turn, Namibia stressed that it is ready, as it has done with the other border countries, to open its borders with Angola, provided that there is reciprocity of criteria.

Angola and Namibia also agreed to make efforts to establish a common action strategy that would allow the use of means and equipment for an effective fight against the locust plague in their territories.

The respective foreign ministers noted with satisfaction that the construction of monuments and sanctuaries in Cassinga and Sheetekela, in Angola, is running smoothly.

They condemned the recent terrorist attack on Palma, Cabo Delgado province (Mozambique), and expressed their solidarity, as well as reaffirming their continued commitment to the SADC initiative to ensure peace and security in the region.

During the meeting, the two interlocutors also addressed the industrialization strategy of the regional community and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), both focused on adding goods and services.

They stressed the importance of holding regular diplomatic consultations as an effective mechanism to monitor progress in implementing the decisions of the Bi-national Commission and other bilateral forums.

Angola and Namibia maintain excellent bilateral cooperation relations and within the framework of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

 

The decision emerged from the II Session of Political and Diplomatic Consultations between the two countries, co-chaired by the Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

The virtual video conference, organized from Tsumeb (Namibia), decided to reinforce bilateral cooperation, mainly on the issues related to socio-economic development, transport, agriculture, energy and water, among others.

According to the final communiqué of the meeting, the ministers reiterated the need to maintain and expand the strong bonds of friendship, solidarity and cooperation that exist between the two states.

Angola pledged to continue to assess the internal situation regarding the opening of the common border amid Covid-19.

In turn, Namibia stressed that it is ready, as it has done with the other border countries, to open its borders with Angola, provided that there is reciprocity of criteria.

Angola and Namibia also agreed to make efforts to establish a common action strategy that would allow the use of means and equipment for an effective fight against the locust plague in their territories.

The respective foreign ministers noted with satisfaction that the construction of monuments and sanctuaries in Cassinga and Sheetekela, in Angola, is running smoothly.

They condemned the recent terrorist attack on Palma, Cabo Delgado province (Mozambique), and expressed their solidarity, as well as reaffirming their continued commitment to the SADC initiative to ensure peace and security in the region.

During the meeting, the two interlocutors also addressed the industrialization strategy of the regional community and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), both focused on adding goods and services.

They stressed the importance of holding regular diplomatic consultations as an effective mechanism to monitor progress in implementing the decisions of the Bi-national Commission and other bilateral forums.

Angola and Namibia maintain excellent bilateral cooperation relations and within the framework of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).