WINDHOEK, Mar. 24 – President Hage G. Geingob will undertake a State Visit to China, in the hopes of strengthening bilateral relations with a country that has lifted 800 million people out of poverty in less than four decades.
A statement released by State House today said His Excellency, Dr. Hage G. Geingob will undertake at the invitation of His Excellency, President Xi Jinping, a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China from 28 March to 3 April 2018.
President Geingob, accompanied by First Lady, Madam Monica Geingos, will lead a
delegation consisting of a few cabinet ministers, senior government officials, and a
contingent of business people from a variety of sectors.
Geingob recounted China as an ancient civilization, an all-weather friend that had provided assistance to Namibians during the liberation struggle.
“My State Visit to China will strengthen commercial relations, development cooperation and people to people exchanges between our two nations with the aim of contributing meaningfully to our economic and industrial development.”
He added: “We have a lot to learn from China, a major power, a key center of excellence and technological innovation, and one that has been able to lift close to 800 million people out of poverty in less than four decades.”
The State Visit will focus Namibia-China bilateral cooperation on sectors critical to
national development, including science and technology, infrastructure, agriculture, trade and industry, business facilitation, people to people exchanges and tourism.