1st India-Namibia Joint Commission of Cooperation

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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar recently co-chaired the first India-Namibia Joint Commission with Namibian Foreign Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah in Windhoek.

An overview of the news

  • 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.

About Namibia

  • 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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