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Namibia and Kenya called for reform
of United Nations Security Council  

WINDHOEK Namibia (Xinhua) -- Namibia and Kenya called for reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), said a statement on Sunday released by Namibian Presidential Office.

Namibian President Hage Geingob and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, who held a three-day bilateral engagement in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, have joined a host of other African countries which wish the African continent to have permanent representation in the UNSC.

“Namibia supports Kenya’s quest for a seat at the security council and Namibia promises to vote for Kenya in their bid,” Geingob said.

Kenya has been a non-permanent member of the UNSC during 1973-1974 and 1997-1998.

During Geingob’s visit to Kenya, the two sides on Friday signed three key agreements focusing on tourism, youth and political consultations as part of efforts to boost bilateral cooperation. 



Kenya AND Namibia sign three deals to boost bilateral ties

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya and Namibia on Friday signed three key agreements focusing on tourism, youth and political consultations as part of efforts to boost bilateral cooperation.

The agreements which were witnessed by visiting Namibia President Hage Geingob and his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta, provide fresh momentum towards reinvigoration and consolidation of bilateral relations between the two countries.

“Our two countries share similar aspirations and challenges, and we can draw from each other’s experience to complement the expertise and the comparative advantage of each country to further our respective national development agenda,”  Kenyatta said in a statement issued after the meeting in Nairobi.

He said Kenya is also keen to enhance cooperation in the area of agriculture and livestock management.

“We welcome collaboration in the field of quality seed production, especially for drought resistant crops, through our Agricultural Research Institute,” said Kenyatta.

Kenyatta said the signing of the agreements present new opportunities and partnerships as well as give traction to bilateral relations between the two countries.

He called on Namibia to explore the possibility of engagement in new areas including cooperation in marine and fisheries development, mining, expansion of bilateral trade and investment, and in sports and culture.

The president cited education, particularly in the areas of basic, vocational and University training, including teacher exchange programs especially in the fields of Maths, English, and Sciences as one of the important areas of cooperation that should be cultivated.

“We further look forward to strengthening cooperation in the health sector with enhanced transfer exchange of health workers particularly in specialized areas of health services,” President Kenyatta said.

On his part, President Geingob who arrived in the country on Tuesday, appreciated Kenya’s contribution to Namibia’s liberation struggle and stability.

“It is befitting for us to recognize the sacrifices Kenya made as a country by contributing outstanding soldiers to help in safeguarding our stability,” he said.


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