Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo to sign MoU. Photo : Embassy of Namibia
Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Namibia and the Congo-Brazzaville are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) focusing on sharing expertise, promoting trade and intra-regional trade in Africa, the New Era reported.
A delegation led by the Ambassador of Congo-Brazzaville to Namibia, Marie Thèrése Avemeka, met Namport’s Chief Executive Officer, Bisey /Uirab to discuss details around the signing of the agreement, expected to follow soon.
According to Avemeka, the talks started a long time ago, but they have been facing challenges that they have now managed to deal with. She expressed excitement over the agreement, saying it will enhance trade, cooperation and expertise between the two ports.
“We are keen to work with Namibia specifically in port development to further cement the relationship that started during the liberation struggle,” said Avemeka.
“These talks are to facilitate a foundation for the MoU and it does not end here, as we have to continue building, engaging and exchanging for the mutual benefits of both ports and their respective countries.”
/Uirab said the two countries come a long way as the latter provided support to Namibia during the liberation struggle, adding that Porte Noire port is a significant player in the shipping industry and also shares mutual customers in terms of shipping lines with Namport.
“It is important that we sign the MoU in the coming weeks to share expertise and enhance trade by exploring new trade routes as Porte Noire also serves several landlocked countries,” said /Uirab.
SOURCE: © Bur-jhb – N.N/E.M – African Daily Voice (ADV)