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Russian-Namibian summit talks

May 20, 2010, The Kremlin, Moscow

Dmitry Medvedev met with President of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba.

The talks were held in restricted and expanded formats. The most important joint projects, particularly in energy, transport, and mining sectors and some issues on the international agenda were discussed.

In his press statement, President Medvedev particularly noted such areas of cooperation as joint exploration of uranium deposits, the construction in Namibia of two hydroelectric stations and a fertilizer plant, and the reconstruction of railways. Dmitry Medvedev also noted the cooperation in the field of education, in particular, education of Namibian students in Russia and rendering assistance to the University of Namibia through teaching staff exchanges and provision of laboratory equipment.

Following the meeting, a number of agreements were signed in the presence of both presidents on cooperation in education, tourism, fishing industry, and on reciprocal protection of rights to results of intellectual activities, which have been obtained and are used within the framework of bilateral military technical cooperation.

The sides also signed a memorandum on cooperation in exploration and mining of uranium.

May 20, 2010, The Kremlin, Moscow