Namibian President Hage Geingob said his one-day visit to South Africa Wednesday was to introduce himself and inform South African President Jacob Zuma that he was is available for engagements.
A statement from Geingob’s office Thursday said the presidents who met at Zuma’s official residence in Cape Town discussed ways of strengthening the relationship between the two countries.
Furthermore, the statements said the visit offered Geingob, who was inaugurated on March 21, an opportunity to introduce himself as president of Namibia and to inform Zuma of his availability and openness to engage in consultations on ways in which Namibia and South Africa can move forward, especially economically.
“Even though Namibia’s economy is small compared to South Africa, Namibia remains an important partner to South Africa,” Geingob said, adding that it is important that the two countries move forward in unison towards greater economic development.
The two presidents also discussed ways of taking advantage of the SADC drive towards industrialization as discussed at the extraordinary summit held in Harare, Zimbabwe last week.
Geingob is expected back Thursday. Enditem