Meetings with high-ranked politicians
During his stay, Dr. Sieling met H.E. Dr. Nangolo Mbumba, Vice President of the Republic of Namibia, Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Hon. Prof. Dr. Peter Katjavivi, Speaker of the National Assembly. He also visited the Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Center and the Goreangab Water Reclamation Plant. In Walvis Bay, Dr. Sieling visited the Port of Walvis Bay and met its CEO Bisey Uirab.
Ms. Linnert had separate meetings with Hon. McHenry Venaani, MP, President of the Popular Democratic Movement and Leader of the Official Opposition, as well as Counsellor Teckla Uuwanga, Deputy Mayor of the City of Windhoek.
Joint Declaration for a closer scientific cooperation
On 7 June, 2018, Prof. Dr. Quante-Brandt and Hon. Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi, Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation of the Republic of Namibia, signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on cooperation in the field of science between the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and the Government of the Republic of Namibia.
Numerous networking opportunities
The business delegation also had B2B meetings, visited Namibian Breweries, the Aviation Centre and other companies in Windhoek as well as Hangana Seafoods and the oil storage facility site in Walvis Bay. Many promising avenues for investment and closer cooperation were identified.
The visit served to strengthen the close and longstanding ties between Bremen and Namibia dating back to the liberation struggle long before independence.