26 Jan 2018

Vice Minister Qu Dongyu led a delegation of officials from his ministry accompanied by H.E. Zhang Yiming, Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia and Minsitry of Agriculture Water & Forestry  PS Percy Misika met Meatco Executives Vehaka Tjimune, Cyprianus Khaiseb, Rosa Katjivena and Jannie Breytenbach, at the Windhoek abattoir, on 22 Jan. 2018. The two teams held short discussions with the Chinese delegation treated to a tour of the Meatco facilities.

Earlier in the day the delegation met with Agriculture Minister Hon. John Mutorwa to discuss matters on China-Namibia agricultural cooperation. Mutorwa noted that under the framework of the Tripartite Agreement on South-South Cooperation (SSC) signed among China, Namibia and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Chinese Government fielded 15 experts to Namibia in 2015-2017 to provide technical assistance in rice, horticulture and livestock. This tripartite cooperation has played a significant role in increasing agricultural productivity and food security in Namibia. Namibia is looking forward to the early implementation of Phase II of the SSC project.