Bilateral partners offer the best avenues for deepening trade and commercial ties that would contribute meaningfully to the economic recovery of Namibia. In addition to strengthening mutually beneficial relations with bilateral partners, through existing platforms of bilateral consultations and cooperation, specific countries, based on sectoral analyses, will be identified to unlock the potential of increased trading and markets for recovery.
In that vein, Namibia will undertake a comprehensive review of bilateral agreements to ensure that they are aligned with developmental needs and formulate country-specific policies to optimise bilateral cooperation through strategic partnerships. The country will sharpen strategies of engagement with bilateral partners, while exploring new opportunities for bilateral cooperation, including leveraging relationships to secure scholarships, internships and training opportunities for young Namibians with foreign companies and international corporates. Namibia will continue to utilize structured bilateral and high-level platforms, including Bi-national Commissions and Joint-Commissions on Cooperation (in pursuit of national priorities. Youth development as a priority will be integrated into framework agreements for cooperation with bilateral partners.