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HARARE, Zimbabwean and Namibian government Ministers will meet here Wednesday as part of the on-going Joint Permanent Commission of Co-operation (JPCC) session aimed at strengthening bilateral relations.

The two southern African countries have had strong ties for decades and are aiming to tighten them through various agreements covering more than 20 areas. Senior officials from the two countries have been meeting since Monday to deliberate on various issues.

We had a very successful Joint Permanent Commission of Co-operation (JPCC) between Namibia and Zimbabwe and we have covered important areas of co-operation such as energy, information communication, trade, etcetera, the co-chair of the officials meetings, Namibian deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of International Relations and Co-operation Lineekela Mboti, said Tuesday.

The way forward is to implement the agreed minutes and Memorandum of Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding that have been signed between the two countries."

He said the Ministers' meeting would approve the work done by the officials in the past two days, which might result in the signing of new agreements. He added that it was imperative that agreements between the two countries be implemented in earnest for mutual benefit.

On Monday, the permanent secretary in Zimbabwe's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joey Bimha, expressed concern on the failure by both countries to bring to fruition some of the previous agreements.

The JPCC comes ahead of a three-day state visit by Namibian President Hage Geingob to Zimbabwe beginning Wednesday.

President Geingob will on Friday officially open the 2017 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo, about 440 kilometres southwest of here.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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