Namibia Opens Up to Norway

President Hage Geingob has told Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg that Namibia is progressively opening up to visitors to scale up economic activity.

Geingob said this in a telephonic conversation with Solberg on Thursday, according to a statement released by the presidency.

In their discussion, the president expressed concern that Namibia is unfairly classified as an upper middle-income country without due consideration for the inequalities of the past.

This, the president said, undermines the potential of Namibia to benefit from better grants and developmental assistance.

He commended Norway for its cooperation in the Fishrot investigation scandal.

Geingob told Solberg that after the Fishrot exposé, Namibia had been undertaking reforms in the fishing sector to deal with shortcomings and loopholes that had been exploited in the past.

The president accentuated the importance of partnerships to deal with challenges facing humanity.

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