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Chairman of Khomas Assembly of Namibia visited NAU

Author:    Date:  November 5, 2018  Read:

On October 24, Ms. Rakel Jacob, Chairman of the Khomas Provincial Assembly of Namibia, headed a delegation and visited Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) with a discussion for deepening cooperation in education. Members of the delegation included the mayor of Windhoek, the Special Adviser to the Governor of Khomas, Director for the City Government of Windhoek Affairs and the City Council Affairs. Vice President Hu Feng met with the delegation in the A613 conference room of the Administration Building. Prof. Liu Zhimin, Dean  of the College of International Education; Wei Wei, Deputy Director of the International Office, and other relevant personnel from NAU as well as representative students from Namibia attended the meeting. Ms. Xu Weifang, a research associate from the Jiangsu Foreign Affairs Office with her staff, accompanied the delegation.

Hu Feng welcomed the second visit of Chairman Rachel Jacobs of the Assembly to the University. He said: Jiangsu and Khomas are friendly provinces. In 2016, NAU enrolled two students from Khomas to study for Master's degree, one of whom has graduated successfully. In the future, NAU will continue to actively participate in exchanges in humanities and educational cooperation between Jiangsu and Khomas. At the same time, it is hoped that the province of Khomas will be able to learn and do more based on the rich experience from the cooperation between NAU and Egerton University in Kenya and other African universities in extension of agricultural technology, professional development and technical training. 

       The delegation members introduced the geographical environment characteristics and agricultural development in Khomas with expectation that NAU would further develop more professionals and agricultural technology training programs for Khomas in deepening the exchange and cooperation of the two sides in food security, crop science, and environmental science.      

       Namibia is a country located in southwestern Africa. The capital city is Windhoek within the province of Khomas and is the political, economic and cultural center of the country. Mr. MacLeod, Governor of Khomas, visited our University in 2013 and 2014 respectively in discussion on the possibility of cooperation in the field of talent cultivation. In 2015, Jiangsu Province and Khomas Province signed a friendly provincial agreement; in 2016, our University and the province of Khomas in Namibia signed a letter of intent for cooperation.