The Prime Minister of Namibia, Ms Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, paid a courtesy call, this afternoon, on the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.
In a statement after the meeting, Ms Kuugongelwa-Amadhila highlighted that discussions focused on the strengthening of bilateral relations between Mauritius and Namibia. She recalled that both countries are not only sisterly States but are also part of the Southern African Development Community. The reinforcement of ties can be done, she said, through the promotion of economic cooperation namely investment and trade.
The Prime Minister of Namibia added that Mauritius has a lot of lessons to share since it has done well in many areas of development such as economic growth and good governance. She underlined that Namibia can also benefit from the expertise of Mauritius as regards the fishing industry which, she said, is an important sector for the Namibian economy. Other areas which need to be developed concern skills development, trade, investment, and economy.
Speaking about regional integration, Ms Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said that Mauritius has done well as regards taking concrete actions to ensure that policy objectives are realised. She also pointed out that the exchange of trade missions and Government visits were discussed with Prime Minister Jugnauth.
She further spoke about the 8th International Business Forum held at Flic-en-Flac today where she participated. She highlighted that the aim of the Forum was to delve into the changing global landscape of cross border financing and banking transactions. She expressed satisfaction that the Forum provided a platform for experts from different countries to interact. The main objective, she underlined, is to unleash the full potential of the industry which would accelerate economic growth and development.
Born on October 1967 at Otamanzi in Okahao, Ms Kuugongelwa-Amadhila obtained her Bachelors of Science in Economics at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, USA in 1994. In 1995, she was named Director General of the National Planning Commission. She was appointed as Minister of Finance in 2003 and was sworn in as Prime Minister of Namibia on 21 March 2015.