1st India-Namibia Joint Commission of Cooperation
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar recently co-chaired the first India-Namibia Joint Commission with Namibian Foreign Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah in Windhoek.
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In his opening remarks, Dr. Jaishankar highlighted the special place Namibia holds in the hearts of Indians.
He emphasized that India supports Namibian independence and expressed happiness at Namibia's rightful place in the international community.
Dr. Jaishankar underlined the strong bond between India and Namibia, which is characterized by developmental cooperation, capacity building programs and political solidarity.
The Joint Commission will assess the progress of India-Namibia relations. In addition, high-level visits and ongoing interactions will strengthen the India-Namibia partnership in the future.
During his visit, the External Affairs Minister inaugurated the India-Namibia Center of Excellence in Information Technology in Windhoek. The center will contribute to research, cyber security and good governance.
Namibia is a country located in southwestern Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
It shares borders with Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa.
The country's diverse geography includes the Namib Desert along the Atlantic coast, the Kalahari Desert to the east, and the central plateau.
Namibia gained independence from South Africa on March 21, 1990, becoming the last African country to gain independence from colonial rule.
Windhoek is the capital and largest city of Namibia.
Namibia is known for its stunning natural landscapes and diverse wildlife.
Etosha National Park, located in the north of the country, is a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts, offering the chance to see elephants, lions, giraffes, rhinos and various bird species.
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