Delegates from the region of Haut-de-France yesterday met representatives from several ministries to discuss investment opportunities and to strengthen relations between the two countries.
The deputy speaker of the French Senate, Valéry Létard, along with a delegation of businesspeople, are in Namibia for a week-long visit.
The region of Haut-de-France, in northern France, expressed interest in cooperating in the areas of agriculture, water management and desalination, tourism – including industrial tourism, higher education, works and transport, fisheries and cooperation between the ports.
Létard is also the regional counsellor of Haut-de-France and former minister for solidarity.
During the meeting, deputy minister of international relations and cooperation Christine //Hoëbes noted that France was looking into working with education regarding vocational training and exchange programmes with the Namibia University of Science and Technology.
Létard said they have two objectives, namely to work with the Namibian parliament to exchange ideas for best practices and learn from each other; and the second to push through the projects, which were discussed between the two countries.
During her visit, Létard also met president Hage Geingob and National Assembly speaker Peter Katjavivi.