PRESIDENT Alpha Condé of Guinea, who yesterday arrived in Namibia on a two-day state visit, today delved into agricultural trade possibilities between the two countries while accompanying president Hage Geingob to Meatco.
Speaking at the tour of the facilities, Meatco Board Chairperson, Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, noted that given Namibia’s track record to deliver quality meat products internationally, Meatco is excited about exploring a new market like Guinea.
“I am happy to confirm that our team is ready to develop this market opportunity through the leadership of his excellency, Hage Geingob and his line ministries,” Namundjebo-Tilahun said.
She added that Meatco is considered one of the largest exporters of prime beef and has developed a wide range of value-added products for both local and international markets.
Yesterday, following a successful session of the joint commission of cooperation (JCC) between Namibia and Guinea, the two countries signed three bilateral agreements in the areas of mining, agriculture, and tourism.
The two states further agreed on the necessity to cooperate closely in the maritime sector and port operations to harness opportunities from the blue economy for accelerated youth empowerment and employment creation.
Geingob said the JCC platform offers not only an orderly conduct of bilateral relations, but is equally a unique opportunity for Namibia and Guinea to design projects that will help achieve sustainable economic growth.
The two presidents reaffirmed their commitment to the agreements signed during President Geingob’s state visit to Guinea last year, which saw the signing of four agreements, including the framework agreement for cooperation, the agreement on the establishment of a joint commission, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on political and diplomatic cooperation and an MoU on reciprocal exemptions of visas for holders of diplomatic and official passports.
Before his departure, Condé is expected to visit Walvis Bay, where he will tour some fish processing plants.