Aug 07

Namibia and Japan strengthening bilateral ties

Japan’s Economic, Trade, and Industry Minister, Yasutoshi Nishimura, is due to arrive in the country on Monday, with agreements related to rare earth metals and green hydrogen expected to be signed. Hyphen Hydrogen Energy is expected to sign an agreement with the Japanese energy firm, ITOCHU Corporation. The state-owned mining company, Epangelo Mining Company, is also expected to enter into an agreement with the Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security. Penda Naanda, Executive Director of Namibia’s Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, explains the diplomatic engagement.