Amorim was in the country on invitation by Namibian Defence Minister Nahas Angula.
Speaking at a joint media conference held here on Tuesday, Angula explained that in 1994, Namibia and Brazil signed an agreement for Brazil to help Namibia develop its naval capabilities.
“That has been done and this agreement was further renewed in 2001,” he said.
Angula stated that there are also currently close to 40 technical naval personal working with the Namibian navy at Walvis Bay to develop its capability so that the 1 000 kilometres of the Namibian coastline is safe for fishing and for oil exploration.
The Brazilian minister’s visit also focused on increasing the Namibian Defence Force (NDF)’s capacity and capability to defend Namibia’s about 800 000 square kilometres of land and sea.
On his part, Amorim expressed satisfaction with the progress made on the existing defence cooperation.
He further indicated that a Brazilian oceanic patrol vessel called ‘Apa’ will pay a visit to the Port of Walvis Bay during April this year. This will enable both countries’ naval forces to further their cooperation in a range of sea operations.
“We also agreed to work together at strategic level to maintain the South Atlantic as a zone of peace in order to prevent illicit activities such as fishing, piracy and drug trafficking,” the Brazilian defence minister said.
Amorim paid courtesy calls on President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Prime Minister Hage Geingob and Minister of Lands and Resettlement Alpheus !Naruseb during his visit.
He was set to depart for Brazil on Wednesday.