Brasília keen to strengthen anti-piracy cooperation in Gulf of Guinea
In the closing days of Bolsonaro's current term, his executive intends to use the upcoming meeting of security directors of Portuguese-speaking countries to focus on piracy.
As a result of the efforts of the new Brazilian ambassador in Windhoek, a Namibian navy ship crossed the Atlantic for the first time in August. It will participate in the bicentenary commemorations of Brazilian independence, demonstrating the enduring ties between the two navies.
Last month, Namibia's environment ministry received a radioactive waste management plan from Rössing Uranium, the country's largest uranium mine, operated and majority-owned (69%) by the state-owned China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC).
The Brazilian ambassador to Namibia, who had been in his post for two and a half years, was recently recalled to Brasilia. Promoted by presidential decree, he is expected to become part of the foreign minister's entourage as the minister seeks to renew the country's African strategy.
The Brazilian president was hospitalised at the time of the Luanda summit and was represented by his deputy, Hamilton Mourão. But he had in fact decided not to attend weeks earlier amid a diplomatic spat over an evangelical church with his Angolan counterpart.