NAMIBIA and Uganda agreed in principle to establish a Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation in 2020 at a date to be mutually agreed upon in due course.
The decision was made during a working visit to Uganda by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah. The visit was aimed at further strengthening the bonds of friendship and existing bilateral relations between the two countries, which were founded on the common principles of Pan-Africanism.
During her working visit, Nandi-Ndaitwah held fruitful discussions with the Ugandan Head of State, President Yoweri Museveni and other high level government officials like the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam K. Kutesa and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde.
The Deputy Prime Minister also paid a courtesy call on the Chairperson of Pan African Women’s Organisation (PAWO), in Kampala, Uganda.
The visit was successful and cemented the relations between Namibia and Uganda. The two counties agreed to conclude two Memoranda of Understanding on Diplomatic and Political Consultation as well as on Trade and Investment.
The two countries also agreed to inaugurate a Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation in 2020 at a date to be mutually agreed upon in due course.