The Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs has assured that any interactions it has in any sphere with the Chinese Government are within the normal course of the two countries’ bilateral agreements. The Namibia press agency reports that responding to a letter from Landless People’s Movement Leader Bernadus Swartbooi’s, querying allegations concerning the Chinese Army’s “unconstitutional” presence in Namibia, Minister of Defence, Retired Rear Admiral Peter Vilho explained that any military engagement between the two countries is no different from naval visits and other forms of military engagements as well as joint military exercises the Namibian military has with all its friends across the world, including that with China. The ministry has denied having any reason to invite foreign troops to the country as is being continuously alleged.