Presidents Ramaphosa, Geingob to discuss peace and security in SADC

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday morning host his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The two leaders will talk about regional peace and security. They will also discuss political and economic issues of mutual concern, including exchanging views on the political situation in Eswatini, the conflict in the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Palestine, and the Russia-Ukraine situation.

A statement by the Presidency states that South Africa and Namibia enjoy close historic relations and the structural bilateral relations between the two countries are conducted under the framework of a Bi-National Commission (BNC) inaugurated in 2013.

“The State Visit by Geingob will afford the two countries an opportunity to solidify their bonds of friendship through assessing progress made in the implementation of the decisions of their BNC. The visit will also afford the two countries an opportunity to enhance economic cooperation; explore trade and investment; and identify new areas of cooperation,” the statement adds.

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor and her Namibian counterpart, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah held a bilateral meeting on Wednesday.

Pandor says they will also touch on the energy issue.