Mining and industrial facilities visit on the coast
In the frame of a European Ambassadors’ trip to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, the 22nd and 23rd of September, the French Ambassador in Namibia, H.E. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, H.E. Raul Fuentes Milani, head of the Delegation of the European Union, H.E. Marianne Young, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom, H.E. Carmen Diez Orejas, Ambassador of Spain, H.E. Otto Huckmann, Ambassador of Germany, H.E. Anne Solaranta, Ambassador of Finland and H.E. Helena Paiva, Chargée d’Affaires ad hoc of Portugal, visited some industrial and mining facilities on the coast.
The Ambassadors went successively to the Rössing uranium mine, operated by the anglo-australian group Rio Tinto, and to the desalination plant, hold by the French company AREVA, the first in Namibia.
Then, they were received by the officials of Namport for a visit of the port of Walvis Bay, the largest industrial platform in Namibia and the main deep water port in the southern atlantic coast of Africa after Cape Town’s port.