The meeting of officials of the Zimbabwe-Namibia  8th Joint Permanent Commission which began in Harare yesterday and ended today with officials from both sides coming up with a draught on the areas of further cooperation and strengthening bilateral ties between the two sisterly nations.

The conclusion of the meeting of officials paves way for the meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of Zimbabwe and Namibia tomorrow.

The ministers are expected to further deliberate on the issues and areas of further cooperation and endorse the document.

The Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting is expected to culminate in the signing of agreements in the agreed areas.

Zimbabwe and Namibia are close cooperating partners in the areas of energy, health, manpower development and exchange as well as in trade.

They share common views and membership in various developing countries organisations and groupings including SADC, the African Union and the G77.

The officials meeting of the Joint Permanent Commission was co-chaired by the Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Joey Bimha and Ambassador Utawunashe on the Zimbabwean side and Ambassador Lineekela Mboti on the Namibian side.