German Economy Minister Robert Habeck began a five-day trip to Namibia and South Africa on Sunday as part of a push to secure new energy resources for Europe’s biggest economy to compensate for the cut-off from Russian gas supplies. News24 reports that during his first stop in Windhoek, Habeck, who’ll be accompanied by a delegation of 24 German business leaders, will sign an agreement on the production of green hydrogen. According to Habeck, “Namibia has very great advantages in terms of location compared to Europe” Germany Trade & Invest, a government agency that promotes German companies abroad, meanwhile says that “the desire for more diversified supply chains is leading to greater interest on the part of German companies in African markets”.
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