WINDHOEK, 14 APR – Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran and Namibia need to expand their bilateral agreements and implement them.
“We can also engage in multiple areas of cooperation in energy, water, agriculture, agrobusiness, food industry, construction and a whole range of other industries,” said Zarif Thursday during his visit with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said Namibia is interested in working with Iran in these fields, particularly for the rural areas.
She said the agriculture sector has been comparatively productive and the country has been exporting products such as grapes and beef to international markets.
The minister further said the visit allowed the two countries an opportunity to discuss opportunities to strengthen their bilateral cooperation.
“While appreciating the strong political relations over the decades, we are now strengthening our economic cooperation,” she said.
Relations between the two countries date back to the 1980s when the ruling Swapo party had an office in Tehran.
The deputy premier said Namibia will continue to cherish the support from Iran.
Zarif was accompanied by a delegation of 120 people, comprising 96 business people from different sectors including technology, medicine and agriculture.