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    Namibian leader calls for stronger trade ties with Kenya

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia)

    Namibian President Hage Geingob has called for stronger trade ties between his country and Kenya.

    Speaking at the State banquet hosted in honour of visiting Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Friday night, Geingob noted that despite the excellent bilateral cooperation between Windhoek and Nairobi in various areas, “trade has been very minimal.”

    “That means there is potential for growth. There is a room for improvement, especially in the area of transport and logistics,” Geingob said.

    He said Namibia would benefit from Kenya’s long experience in transport and logistics.

    The Namibian leader praised Kenya for developing “one of the biggest and well managed harbours in Africa, Port Mombasa.”

    “Kenya’s experience in making Mombasa a port of choice for most East African countries could be a good lesson to Namibia, as we strive to make the port of Walvis Bay a premier regional destination and a gateway into Southern Africa,” Geingob said.

    He added: “These efforts have the potential to contribute immensely towards the acceleration of the African regional integration process.”

    Kenyatta is leading a business delegation that is on a five-day official visit to Namibia.

    The two leaders earlier held bilateral talks on how to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

    The talks centred on how Kenya and Namibia can enhance cooperation in the field of education, agriculture, health, defence and aviation.


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