The Port Authority of Dakar and the Namibian Port Authority have signed a five-year memorandum of understanding to promote trade between Namibia and Senegal.
Stressing the importance of inter-African trade for Africa to thrive, the head of the Marketing and Communication Department of the Autonomous Port of Dakar, Abdoul Hamid Sy said that « African ports must collaborate more, only 12% of trade being between African countries. We must become more dependent on each other and promote our countries among ourselves. »
The MoU should ultimately help improve cooperation while exploring business opportunities and sharing best practices between the two ports.
« Thanks to such agreements, it is possible for each of us to appropriate the best practices in order to develop and develop our own economies, » Abdul Hamid Sy added.
At the signing ceremony, Bisey / Uirab, outgoing director general of Namport, said the deal was just one of the ways Namport was trying to strengthen ties with other countries.
« This is to promote intra-African and regional trade. It’s also another way to look at other opportunities as a country and promote our economies, « he added.
It should be noted that the MOU includes staff training, information sharing and close collaboration with respective departments to explore opportunities to improve freight efficiency and promote both ports.
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