Namdia, the state-owned diamond authorized to sell 15% of rough production from the Namibian government and De Beers joint venture Namdeb, has released its updated client list, including nine Antwerp-based diamond companies last Friday. Namdia now has 36 core clients for the next three-year cycle, up from 16 in the previous years (2019-2021). Earlier this year, in February, Namibian President Hage Geingob visited the Antwerp diamond community, to discuss business opportunities. "As a government, we believe strongly in a win-win partnership in a diamond industry that generates revenue and creates jobs for the Namibian people", Geingob noted at the time. The expansion of Namdia's client list with 5 additional Antwerp-based companies who gain access to Namibia's rough diamonds demonstrates the fruitful relationships between Antwerp and Namibia, Karen Rentmeesters, Senior Manager Industry Relations at the AWDC noted.