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Technical Relations

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There is an active technical cooperation covering the areas of diplomacy, defense, police, education, agriculture, fisheries and media, in addition to sending experts and providing food and medicinal assistance. The joint committees are held regularly, recently the fourth session was held in Namibia in April 2009, signing two Memoranda of Understanding in fields of mining, mineral wealth and education.

The Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa plays a key role in bilateral relations between Egypt and Namibia. Egypt ranks fifth among countries cooperating with Namibia since the independence of Namibia in 1990 until 2005. Egypt sent technical assistance to finance the dispatching of 280 experts working mostly in the fields of medicine, education, teaching and engineering, in addition to training courses held in Cairo where the number of Namibians trainees reached 170.

Training Courses:

In November 2006, a memorandum of understanding on training diplomats was signed between the two countries. Ambassador Mohammed Durghami and Ambassador Mahmoud Farghal, Former Assistant Foreign Minister lectured two training courses on the rules of Protocol, negotiation and international relations for future cadres from the various Namibian ministries and the National Planning Commission.

In July 2009, in a speech celebrating the National Day of Egypt, Namibian Foreign Minister Marco Hausiko expressed his interest in developing Namibian diplomacy. where he sent a letter to Foreign Minister expressing his gratitude for the outstanding job done by Dr. Durghami in July 2008 on training Namibian officials to organize the Third Ministerial Conference on Middle-Income Countries (MICs), hosted by Namibia from 4 to August 6, 2008. The training programme also included 170 officials from various Namibian cadres.

Five annual agricultural scholarships offered by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA) in fields of agriculture, animal and fisheries.

The Egyptian Ministry of Information organizes a course for African media personnel annually. Namibia is keen on participating in light of the rare qualified media cadres because of Namibia's recent independence in 1990.

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