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Namibian President Hage Geingob Requests Additional Chinese Financial Assistance to Fight COVID-19 in Phone Conversation With President Xi Jinping

Namibian President Hage Geingob speaking on the phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo via the Hage Geingob Twitter feed.

Namibia’s Presidential Spokesman Alfredo Hengari confirmed that President Hage Geingob spoke on the phone with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. President Geingob reportedly communicated his desire for increased Chinese economic engagement in Namibia through “substantial investments, increased grants, and favorable loan assistance,” according to a report in The Namibian.

Namibia’s current outstanding debt to China is just over $100 million.

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