Global south must stand together in energy sector: Jaishankar

India’s Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, said countries of the global south need to stand by each other when it comes to the energy sector, saying India is keenly interested in Namibia’s envisioned green hydrogen sector.

Speaking during a courtesy visit at State House to President Hage Geingob on Monday, Jaishankar said India’s both state and private companies are interested to invest in Namibia, especially in the energy sector, as India is currently the world’s third-largest energy consumer.

“I do believe there is a call for cooperation amongst us… because we countries of the south really need to stand by each other when it comes to the energy sector. In the next 50 years probably more than half of the world’s energy demand will come from India, the new demands,” he noted.

At the same event, Geingob replied that countries of the south have no choice but to stand together, saying that Namibia is open for business.

“We listen more to old friends that have more experience and we are opening our doors to all countries. We went through a very difficult period of drought, economic downturns and the COVID-19 pandemic… now we are seeing the way forward is going to be okay. We went through the worst part and something good must come out,” said Geingob.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency