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Zimbabwe, Namibia ink four cooperation agreements

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Zimbabwe and Namibia have signed four Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) covering agriculture, tourism, meteorology and youth affairs as the southern African neighbours move to strengthen bilateral cooperation, state-run news agency New Ziana reported Friday.The MOUs were signed at the end of the 7th Meeting of the Zimbabwe-Namibia Joint Commission that closed in Harare on Thursday.

Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Environment, Water and Climate Minister Saviour Kasukuwere, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi as well as Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Minister Francis Nhema signed on behalf of the Zimbabwe government.

Namibian Foreign Affairs Minister Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah signed all the MOUs on behalf of her country.
According to New Ziana, Mumbengegwi said the joint commission session had been successful as it assisted the two countries cement bilateral ties.
He said it was crucial for Harare and Windhoek to further expand bilateral cooperation into other areas, including information communication technology and small and medium enterprises.
Ndaitwah is quoted as saying Namibia was grateful for the support that Zimbabwe offered to the country during its struggle for independence and current assistance in the educational and energy sectors.
Namibia has offered landlocked Zimbabwe a piece of land to build a dry port facility at Walvis Bay on its Atlantic coast port to expedite the transportation of goods.
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