Xin said this in a statement Friday when he announced that Namibian President Hage Geingob is expected to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) set for Johannesburg in South Africa Dec. 4 to 5.
The international relations ministry also told Xinhua Friday that Geingob would lead a delegation to the summit.
In the statement, Xin said the world has been going through great changes and that the rise of developing countries is unstoppable.
He further said because of this, both China and Africa’s development should step into a new phase and that the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Namibia wishes to work more closely with the Namibian Government to fully explore the opportunities of China-Africa relations.
According to Xin, working closely with each other would help to get more FOCAC cooperative projects into Namibia to promote local economic and social development, improve people’s livelihood, help with the realization of Vision 2030 as well as building a prosperous and modern Namibian nation.
“As the second summit between China and Africa and the first summit of FOCAC on the African continent, the Johannesburg Summit will be of great significance to the future development of China-Africa relations,” Xin said.
There are more than 40 Chinese companies operating in Namibia that employ about 6,000 locals, while bilateral trade in 2014 reached 863 million U.S dollars.
In 2005, China and Namibia signed the Reciprocal Investment and Protection Agreement. Enditem