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Namibia's Geingob denies China's naval base plans – reports

10 December 2015, 13:48

Windhoek - Namibian President Hage Geingob has denied knowledge of plans to build a Chinese naval base in his country, despite rumours alluding to a deal between the countries, All Africa has reported.

Speaking during an interview on BBC's HARDTalk, Geingob denied receiving any requests from China to set up a naval base along the Namibian coast, saying despite the United States having requested the same courtesy, they were denied.

HARDTalk host Sarah Montague pressed the Statesmen to reveal whether or not he would consider the proposal, should a request be put forth, Geingob said the public and his cabinet would have the final say on the matter.

The statesman then cut Montague off during the interview, saying that no secret deals would be conducted and that such decisions should not be the concern of anyone living outside of his country.

According to a report by local newspaper The Namibian, there seemed to be a scramble between the US and China on who will close the deal. 

Just 10 days after he assumed power, Geingob was visited by China's defence minister General Chang Wanquan on March 31. A visit from US Naval Secretary at the Pentagon followed quickly after, with Ray Mabus having paid the statesman a visit in July.

Social media has reacted unfavourably to Geingob's revelations, with many criticising the Namibian President on his responses regarding the matter.

- News24


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