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Vol 2 (AAC) No 11

Published 1st September 2009


Namibia

Nuclear-fuelled relations

New Delhi made one of its most important energy and resource deals in Africa on 31 August, signing an accord with the Namibian government to allow for trade in uranium to supply India's energy-starved electricity sector. Memorandums of understanding signed by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba in Delhi covered agriculture, mining, energy and health. President Pohamba's visit was the first by a foreign head of state since the Indian National Congress's May re-election and marks the deepening of ties between the countries, which only traded US$60 million in goods in 2008.

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