Namibia, Spain sign protocol on politics
18 Oct 2010 - Story by John Ekongo
WINDHOEK ' Government is committed towards driving relations between Namibia and the Kingdom of Spain to greater economic, political and social heights.

Foreign Affairs Minister Utoni Nujoma gave this assurance last week to the Spanish Ambassador to Namibia, Alfonso Barnuevo, at the occasion of the celebration of Spanish National Day in Namibia.

The two leaders used the occasion to announce that Namibia and Spain have signed a memorandum of agreement in the field of political consultations.

The two countries deem the MoU an important instrument of coordination and exchange of views on foreign policy and international issues of common interest.

'To add impetus to the bilateral relations and to further expand and develop cooperation between the two countries, we underscored the need to increase the exchange in the fields of trade and investment, science and technology, social and cultural matters,' said Nujoma.

He added that the two nations have identified fisheries, infrastructure development, education and health as areas that will enjoy prominence under the agreement. To effect the agreement, ministers or deputy ministers of foreign affairs will meet at least once a year.