|Chinese embassy celebrates 25 years of diplomatic ties between China, Namibia|
WINDHOEK, March 25 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Embassy in Namibia has marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of China- Namibia diplomatic relations during a ceremony held Wednesday in the capital Windhoek.
The event held at the Chinese Embassy was hosted by Chinese Ambassador to Namibia Xin Shunkang and was attended by Namibia's founding president Sam Nujoma, government ministers, Chinese business people and members of the diplomatic corps.
China and Namibia established diplomatic ties on March 22, 1990, a day after the Southern African nation gained independence from South Africa.
China-Namibia friendship was forged during Namibia's struggle for independence, and continued after independence.
Xin Shunkang said the friendship between the two countries was built upon the basis of equality, mutual benefit and common development.
"In the past 25 years, thanks to the good care given by the two national leaders, generation by generation, our friendship has strode over radical changes of international situations and has become a model of South-South cooperation, with continuous deepening of mutual-beneficial cooperation and people to people exchanges," Xin said.
Trade between the two countries has continued to increase over the past 25 years reaching 863 million U.S. dollars in 2014, a 16. 78 percent increase from 2013.