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Finland ready to collaborate with Namibia - President Niinistö

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Finland's President Sauli Niinistö met with Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila at State House this morning.

Niinistö informed Kuugongelwa-Amadhila that Finland is ready to collaborate with Namibia in areas that can be mutually beneficial.

"150 years is a long time, we have learned to know each other, and now that we are looking to the future, it is a valuable asset that we know, it helps us also to answer for the future which I want to tell you there is a business delegation that is trying to find ways that we both can benefit together."

Finland returns extracted stone fragments of the Ondonga people

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Finland has returned the extracted stone fragments of the Ondonga people to the Namibian government.

The handover was done at State House, witnessed by President Hage Geingob and his counterpart, Sauli Niinisto of Finland.

The stone fragments were taken by a Finnish missionary, Martii Rautanen, more than 130 years ago from the Ondonga kingdom.

Rautanen was believed to be on a research mission when he came across the stone and took parts of it for experiments.

Finland's President, Sauli Niinistö, has arrived in Namibia on a state visit

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Finland's President, Sauli Niinistö, has arrived in Namibia on a state visit.

Presidents Hage Geingob and Niinistö will hold discussions on how to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries, among others.

The visit is reciprocal, following a visit by the Namibian Vice President to Finland in 2019.

It also forms part of Finland's engagement with Africa and is part of its strategic goal of growing connections with Africa, which includes extending its diplomatic presence, supporting the African agenda, and boosting commercial links.