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China commits to continued support for Namibia in medicine and health

The People’s Republic of China has promised to continue its support to the people of Namibia in the fields of medicine and health.

The Deputy Director-General of Jiangsu Province’s Foreign Affairs Office, Yang Jing, in an interview with a media delegation from Namibia that visited China last week said her country is prepared to continue assisting Namibia and its people in the fields of health, education and trade.

Yang said in 2019, before the outbreak of COVID-19, her country held numerous talks with the Namibian Government to twin the Windhoek Central Hospital and Katutura Intermediate Hospital with medical universities in China.

“These twinning talks were at an advanced stage between the two countries, and were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak,” she said.

Yang stated that her country still wishes to see the twinning talks resuscitated.

The cities of Nanjing, Yangzhou and Suzhou all fall under the Jiangsu Province, where Yang is a senior government official dealing with international affairs.

Nanjing City has an active twining agreement with the City of Windhoek dating back to 2015, she said.

Yang also mentioned that former President Sam Nujoma received military tactical training in the 1960s in Nanjing.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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