Namibia and Ghana have agreed to upgrade their Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation to a bi-national commission.

This move will further strengthen the relations between the two countries.

Senior officials are currently meeting for the 5th session of the Namibia-Ghana Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation in Swakopmund.

Both countries emphasise their excellent bilateral relations.

Penda Naanda, the Executive Director in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, stated that the agreements signed by Namibia and Ghana provide a roadmap for enhancing cooperation in identified sectors, such as socio-economic development, culture, and infrastructure.

Naanda highlighted the need to employ innovative measures to effectively connect the private sector and take advantage of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.

He also stated that port authorities play a critical role in the movement of goods and services, emphasizing that the significance of the joint commission lies not in the number of agreements concluded, but in how these agreements positively impact the lives and livelihoods of the people.

"Let us utilize this opportunity to review, exchange, and bring about innovative ideas that will reinvigorate our cooperation. I believe we will all agree that the significance of the JCC lies not in the number of agreements concluded but in their timely implementation, which can truly impact the lives and livelihoods of our people."

Hannah Ama Nyarko, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana, emphasized the historical connection between Ghana and Namibia, which is rooted in the Pan-Africanist Vision of Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. This vision advocated for the complete liberation of the African Continent, a principle that Ghana supported during Namibia's struggle for independence.

In light of this enduring relationship, Nyarko proposed that the Ghanaian delegation, led by the Foreign Minister, visit Namibia's Founding President, Sam Nujoma, should the opportunity arise.

She added that bilateral relations have grown stronger through frequent high-level visits, underscoring the commitment of both nations to regional stability, economic prosperity, multilateral engagements, and sustainable development initiatives.

The meeting of senior officials will be followed by a ministerial-level meeting.

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