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India, Namibia sign two MoUs


Windhoek (Namibia): Two Memorandums of Understandings (MoU) were signed between India and Namibia here today during the final leg of President Pranab Mukherjee’s three-nation visit.

President Mukherjee, who arrived here late last night from Abidjan (Cote D Ivoire), was accorded a ceremonial reception at the State House in Windhoek.

The MoUs include one on capacity building for civil servants of Namibia and the other on setting up of centre of excellence in ICT.

The agreements were signed after a dialogue between President Mukherjee and his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob. The signing of agreements was followed by delegation level talks in Windhoek.

Addressing the media after bilateral engagements, Secretary Economic Relations in Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Amar Sinha informed that the issue of Uranium supply was one of prominent features of the talks.

He said Namibia is committed to honour the deal signed with India in 2009 to supply Uranium for civil use.

Namibia is the fourth largest producer of uranium and assured India on Thursday during delegation level talks that it study the framework New Delhi has signed with 12 other countries including UK, US, Australia, Sri Lanka, France and South Korea besides others.

Besides this critical mineral needed for India’s nuclear plants to meet growing energy demand, the two countries also discussed ways to further enhance co-operation in the mining and exploration of other minerals including zinc and marble. (ANI)