WINDHOEK, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's first consignment of premium beef exported in March was finally released into China's market, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, according to a statement from the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) in Windhoek Tuesday.
The statement said Namibian ambassador to China Elia Kaiyamo was there to witness the milestone occasion on behalf of the Namibian government and Meatco.
"The significance of the consignment of Namibian beef is more than just adding yet another high-quality ingredient to the Chinese people's plate and marks the success of two countries in the realization of win-win cooperation and happiness for all featured in the vision of Sino-African community with a shared future," Kaiyamo said.
Meatco said they are very proud to be associated with this achievement and appreciate valued producers/farmers for their continued commitment in this sector.
China is the world's major consumer market of beef and an added bonus for Meatco to place its product in a niche market where best possible returns can be achieved for producers while contributing to the economy in a positive way, the statement read.