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Cooperation of the Republic of Belarus with the Republic of Namibia

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Namibia were established on December 21, 2000. The Ambassador of Belarus to South Africa is accredited in Namibia as non-resident.

The legal base of bilateral relations is in the formation stage. The Memorandum of understanding between the Belarusian and Namibian Foreign Ministries on holding political consultations and the Memorandum of understanding between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Republic of Namibia on cooperation in crime prevention have been signed.

The trade relations of the Republic of Belarus with the Republic of Namibia have the following dynamics:

(in thousands of US dollars)

Year

Trade Volume

Export

Import

Balance

2012

92,0

-

92,0

-92,0

2013

139,4

-

139,4

-139,4

2014

305,8

140,5

165,3

-24,8

2015

169,1

16,5

152,6

-136,1

2016

84,0

-

84,0

-84,0

10 mos of 2017

68,4

2,5

65,9

-63,4

Trade and economic relations between Belarus and Namibia are characterized by a slight turnover. Over the past decade, Belarus exported its goods to Namibia only in 2009, 2014 and 2015. From Namibia Belarus has traditionally imported fresh and dried grapes, as well as in small amounts of untreated zinc and fish fillets. Taking into account the structure of the economy of Namibia and Belarus, trade exchanges of agricultural products (export of dairy products and canned food to Namibia, import of fish, meat, grapes and fruits to Belarus), as well as the supply of supplies of Belarusian quarry equipment to Namibia have the greatest prospects.

Visits at the highest level were not carried out.

In October 2016, the official visit to Belarus was paid by Deputy Prime Minister — Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of Namibia N.Nandi-Ndayita. In October 2017 the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus I.A. Shunevich visited Namibia and reached agreements on cooperation between the two countries in the field of crime prevention.