Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, held a bilateral meeting with Angola’s Minister of External Relations, Tetè António, in Luanda on Monday.
A joint statement issued by the two ministries on Tuesday said the ministers exchanged views on matters of mutual interest and concern at the bilateral level, including the issue of Namibian farmers allowing their cattle to graze in the southern part of Angola.
The ministers emphasised the importance of respecting the rules, regulations, and laws of both countries.
The statement further said the bilateral agreement on the movement of goods and people, signed in 1992, remains in effect. Given the interdependence, people-to-people ties, and shared cultural heritage along the common border, the agreement allows for the free movement of people within a 60-kilometre radius, it noted.
Reiterating the historical relations between the two countries and the need for the convening of the inaugural bi-national commission in early 2024 as a platform to enhance trade and investment, the two ministers agreed to expedite the finalisation and signing of the bilateral agreement on cooperation in trade, bovine-related activities, meat, and meat products.
Source: The Namibia Press Agency