Windhoek, June 5 – Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India, and Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, DPM and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, met for the Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC)’s inaugural session.
Nandi-Ndaitwah emphasized in her introductory comments that the JCC’s first session will strengthen and solidify the friendly and brotherly ties between the two nations.
“The historic bonds, established during the liberation struggle, continue today, and are now focusing particularly on addressing the triple challenges of poverty, inequality, and unemployment in our two countries”. She said.
“Our common goal and vision are to see real change in the livelihoods of our people; we want to see our youth educated, trained, and developed to become responsible citizens of our nations; we want to bring women into the fold so that they have full participation in our economies; and we want to create sustainable jobs that ensure that our people are independent, self-sufficient, able, and empowered to take control of their own future and destiny.” Deputy Prime Minister noted.
Nandi-Ndaitwah stated that the inaugural session is expected to provide the desired benefits for the citizens of the two nations and urged top authorities to analyze all agreements entered into by the two countries and monitor the stage of execution.
On his part, Jaishankar stated that the JCC’s Inaugural Session would examine and appraise the work that has been made, as well as come up with fresh ideas and proposals. “The relationship that exists between Namibia and India is forged in the development of capacity building cooperation programs and political solidarity.” ~Namibia Daily News