President Hage Geingob and the First Lady Monica Geingos yesterday left Namibia for Cape Town, South Africa, aboard the presidential Falcon B800.
Also accompanying Geingob is Peya Mushelenga, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation. He was seen off at the Eros Airport by the Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila and the Deputy Prime Minister, who also serves as Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, among others.
Geingob, who is on a working visit to South Africa, was expected to pay a courtesy call on his counterpart Jacob Zuma in Cape Town, according to the Department of International Relations and Co-operation in South Africa.
The two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral co-operation between Namibia and South Africa and also to exchange views on regional and international developments.
Bilateral co-operation between the two countries covers a wide range of fields including, trade and investment, energy, water, transport, agriculture, science and technology, education, defence and security, etcetera. Significant progress in respect of the bilateral co-operation has been made over the years, as evidenced by the existence of over 60 agreements and memorandums of understanding, stated the South African international relations department.
Strong trade co-operation exists between South Africa and Namibia. For example, in 2014, South Africa exported goods worth R49.1 billion, while Namibia exported goods worth R6.2 billion.
This is Geingob’s second official visit since his inauguration as the country’s third president in March this year.
He visited Angola last month where he signed agreements with his counterpart José Eduardo dos Santos.