WINDHOEK, Relations between Namibia and Zimbabwe will continue to strengthen, SAID Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, when he met President Hage Geingob at State House here Monday.
Mnangagwa was in Namibia for a one-day visit to formally introduce himself since assuming office in November 2017. The two statesmen held a 90-minute closed-door meeting to establish new areas of co-operation.
Briefing the media later, Mnangagwa said a joint standing commission would be established to detail the co-
operation between the two countries.
"We believe that soon, we will have the joint standing commission where we are going to discuss details of our cooperation and see that the aspirations of our people are implemented," he said.
Asked what the new areas of co-operation entail, Mnangagwa pointed to agriculture and food production as some of them. The 75-year-old leader said he had informed Geingob that for the first time in decades, Zimbabwe had become food sufficient.
"We are now focusing on exporting some of the products that we are producing in Zimbabwe in the area of maize, area of tobacco, in the area of cotton and fruit."
Additionally, the two presidents discussed how their countries can "re-establish and reconnect at different levels and see how we can continue this excellent relationship," Geingob said.
Thanking Zimbabwe for its assistance during Namibia's liberation struggle, Geingob took a swipe at critics who say the Namibian Government has thanked the countries who assisted it in its quest for independence enough.
"Namibian press and others always say 'How long are you going to thank those who helped during the struggle?" I say do you stop thanking your mothers on this Earth?" Geingob said.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK