Angola and Namibia sign agreement in tourism sector

24 July 2009

Luanda, Angola, 24 July – Angola and Namibia signed a tourism agreement Thursday in Luanda, which aims to establish a judicial foundation for the development of institutional and company cooperation between the two countries.

The document prioritizes the training of personnel in the area of marketing, the protection and security of tourists, border tourism development, cooperation on migration procedures, the mixed market and the exchange of information between the governments of Angola and Namibia.

The minister for Tourism, Pedro Mutinde said that the signed document would promote tourism in border areas.

He guaranteed that both parties would draw up a schedule for the training of personnel and evaluate how well this had been carried out, in order to put the agreement into practice.

The Namibian minister for the Environment and Tourism, Netumbo Nandi-Ndatwah, highlighted the fact that tourism was a strategic sector for promoting the economies of both countries and would enable the free circulation of tourists throughout the length of the border.

Angola and Namibia have an agreement regarding the circulation of people and goods along their border, the promotion and protection of investments, economic trade and cooperation and the delimitation and demarcation of the border itself. (macauhub)