Namibia congratulated for addressing the effects of climate change-French President

Namibia congratulated for addressing the effects of climate change-French President

French President Francois Hollande has congratulated Namibia for addressing the effects of climate change since signing the Paris Accord earlier this year.
President Hage Geingob met his French counterpart at the Elysee Palace for closed door official talks on Monday.
A declaration of intent relating to scientific co-operation on combating climate change was signed by the Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta and his counterpart, Segolene Royal.
The two leaders exchanged views on strengthening economic relations, particularly in renewable energy, given Namibia's abundance of sun and wind energy.
Dr Geingob said the two countries can do more bilaterally, especially on environmental matters.
France pledged to contribute 28-billion Namibia dollars towards the Climate Fund which is financing various renewable projects.
Other sectors, which the French are interested in, include transport, water, fisheries, agriculture and tourism.
The two sides also discussed the possibility of developing institutions of vocational training.
Business agreements likely to follow the president's trip include a Peugeot car assembly plant in Namibia and a land lease agreement for a 500-megawatt farm in the //Kharas region.