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HARARE, Namibian President Dr Hage Geingob says his country needs Zimbabwe's assistance

on how to address historical land imbalances.

Speaking at a State banquet hosted in his honor by President Robert Mugabe at State House here Wednesday, Geingob said Zimbabwe's land reform had started bearing fruits as evidenced by this year's expected bumper harvest.

We cannot have peace forever in a country where others are still where they were -- no land, no economic power. We are saying let us reconcile and seriously deal with this question of land which is so emotive which we have been velvetting," he said.

So we are saying, 'Zimbabwe can help us to deliver this baby'. I have to deliver all the land; prosperity and that's a tall order so I came here to get advice , he said. We cannot hide from the fact that others are still left out 27 years after independence.

President Geingob is here to officially open the 58th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo.

Earlier, Zimbabwe and Namibia signed three agreements of co-operation in the areas of health, women empowerment and sports and recreation as the two countries move to exploit existing historical relations. The two presidents witnessed the signing of the co-operation agreements by their Ministers of Health, Sports and Women Affairs.

President Mugabe urged officials and ministers from the two countries to ensure that the signed agreements

are implemented in full. He commended existing cooperation between Zimbabwe and Namibia in the power sector.

Co-operation between our two countries in the areas of energy, transport and human resources development stand out as good examples of how our cooperative relations should be developed. The power purchase agreement between Zesa and Nampower is a torch-bearer lighting the way our co-operation should take, he said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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