The deputy prime minister and minister of international relations and cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has urged Namibian farmers grazing their livestock in Angola to respect the laws of that country.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said this at a meeting of representatives of the Angolan and Namibian governments and cattle farmers at Helao Nafidi on Friday.
She said the Namibian government does not condone the behaviour of Namibians who are not complying with Angolan law.
Nandi-Ndaitwah added that Angola has the right to enforce its laws against anyone who does not comply with those laws.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said due to a lack of grazing land in northern Namibia, Namibians farmers are allowed to graze their animals in Angola.
“However, we do not take the goodwill shown by the fraternal people and government of Angola for granted,” Nandi-Ndaitwah remarked.
She said the goodwill is a clear demonstration of the longstanding strong bonds of friendship, solidarity and supreme sacrifice between the two nations.
She said the activities of Namibian farmers or any Namibian national should not be in contravention of the laws of Angola.
“In the same way Angolan nationals have to comply with the laws of Namibia within its territory,” she said.
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