PRESIDENT Hage Geingob will host the Zimbabwean Head of State, President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a three day state visit that will start today.
This is the second time that President Mnangagwa will visit Namibia since he was sworn in as the second President of Zimbabwe.
According to a statement issued by the Namibian Presidency, the three day state visit was preceded by the hosting of the ninth session of the Namibia-Zimbabwe Joint Commission of Cooperation and the fifth round of the Namibia-Zimbabwe Political and Diplomatic Consultation in Windhoek. The sessions are scheduled to conclude today.
The State Visit will serve as an opportunity to further strengthen bilateral relations between Namibia and Zimbabwe, including new possible areas of cooperation.
The Heads of State are also expected to sign a number of bilateral agreements aimed at boosting trade and investment between the two countries.
President Mnangagwa will also inaugurate the Dry Port of Zimbabwe at the port of Walvis Bay during his visit. The Namibian Government granted Zimbabwe 19 000 square metres of land to construct its own dry port in 2007. Construction of infrastructure at the dry port was completed earlier this year and the facility is expected to boost trade between the two countries.
President Mnangagwa will be departing Namibia on Friday 26 July 2019.