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Indian External Affairs minister to visit Namibia

India’s Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, is expected to visit Namibia from the 4th to the 6th of June, 2023.

Currently in South Africa participating in a conclave of the five-nation grouping BRICS in Cape Town, the visit to Namibia will be the first by an External Affairs Minister of India to the African nation.

During his visit, the External Affairs Minister will have meetings with the top leadership of the country and other government ministers, according to India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). 

The MEA also stated that Jaishankar will co-chair the inaugural session of the joint commission meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

Furthermore, he will have interactions with the Indian diaspora residing in Namibia.

"The External Affairs Minister's visit to South Africa and Namibia is expected to further strengthen India's strong bilateral relations with these two countries," mentioned the MEA.

According to the Ministry of International Relations, trade between India and Namibia reached N$4.3 billion (US$252 million) during the 2021-22 period.

During the period, India's exports to Namibia were valued at N$3.5 billion (US$206 million), primarily comprising petroleum products.

Namibia, on the other hand, exported goods worth N$786.4 million to India.






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