Luanda, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Angolan and Namibian chambers of commerce and industry today signed an agreement to create a business forum that should help increase and diversify bilateral economic exchange.
The initiative was part of the activities in Luanda for the visit of the Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, who arrived in this capital at the head of a business mission from her country.
The new institutional commitment was signed by the president of the Angola-Namibia Chamber of Commerce, Vicente Soares, and his counterpart in the neighboring nation, Gelson Uriab, at the end of a meeting at the headquarters of the Angolan agency for private investment and promotion of exports (Aipex).
The business forum in Aipex was attended by the foreign ministers of the two states, Téte António and Nandi-Ndaitwah, respectively, who led a ministerial meeting in the morning, which also examined political issues of a bilateral and multilateral nature.
According to Téte António, the Government of her country intends to privilege a collaboration model whose general objectives are the promotion and expansion of dialogue at the highest level on the main international and African political issues.
This comprehensive vision includes the creation of objective conditions for the approximation of the business sectors and the development of private and public-private partnerships of mutual interest, he said.
According to the talks, the two countries plan to strengthen ties in sectors such as banking and finance, industry and commerce, agriculture and fishing, public works and transportation, energy and water, health and tourism.
In this sense, they signed today a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the fields of trade, investment and promotion of industrial cooperation.