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Chinese experts start 2-year term in Namibia to support agriculture

Updated: Apr 23,2015 11:11 AM     Xinhua

WINDHOEK — Fifteen Chinese agricultural experts on April 22 arrived in Namibia where they will serve a two-year term to offer assistance in agriculture.

The delegation’s work is under the South-South Cooperation project initiated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Last year, Namibia and China signed a FAO/Government Cooperative Program Agreement on providing Chinese technical assistance for Namibia’s development.

Speaking at the welcome ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Xin Shunkang, said it is the first time that China has involved in agriculture in Namibia and China expects more win-win projects.

“We can benefit from each other through this initiative,” said Xin.

Namibia’s Minister of Agriculture Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa, welcomed the Chinese delegation.

The experts will work with the ministry’s staff and be assigned to different projects in four regions within the country.

Some will undertake cereal production and horticulture projects in the northern town of Omusati, while some will help work in a veterinary laboratory in the central region of Khomas.