An agreement that will chart development cooperation between Namibia and the European Union (EU) in the next five years is expected to be signed soon.
Dubbed the National Indicative Plan for Namibia, the agreement will focus on early childhood development and pre-primary education as well as economic development and livestock in communal areas.
The EU Head of Mission to Namibia, Raul Fuentes Milani revealed this Friday during the EU Day celebrations in the capital Windhoek.
Milani said other EU donors under the Joint EU Development Strategy for Namibia will also be part of the program coordinators.
“No overlaps. No waste of resources, full alignment along Namibia’s development priorities. We want to support Namibia’s development as the Namibian government sees it. And we are here to stay,” Milan said.
He also said the current investment opportunities in Namibia and Europe and access to new markets as well as the exchange of skilled labor will make the partnership an equitable one.
“Since the first days after independence, we have worked together in the areas of development cooperation, trade, investment and people-to-people contacts,” he said.
In addition, Milan said Namibia has lived up to its founding principles among them reconciliation and a clean human rights record.
On the Economic Partnership Agreement, Milan said the Namibian government and the EU have finally agreed and the cooperation would be formalized this year. Enditem