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Geingob arrives in New York for 77th session of UN General Assembly

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President Hage Geingob and his delegation arrived in New York on Tuesday for the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). High-level debates were expected to commence on Tuesday under the theme, ‘A watershed moment: transformative solutions to […]

President Hage Geingob and his delegation arrived in New York on Tuesday for the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

High-level debates were expected to commence on Tuesday under the theme, ‘A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges.’

The Presidency in a media statement on Tuesday said Geingob, before arriving in New York, attended the investiture ceremony of Angolan President Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenço, as well as the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London.

The Presidency further noted that on the margins of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, Geingob met with a team of Adam Global representatives.

The meeting was a follow-up to a dinner hosted last year in London in Geingob’s honour.

“Adam Global is initiating a programme of training for medical doctors in Namibia. In January 2023 a team of doctors in orthopaedics, maternity health, accident safety health and eye health will visit Namibia to kick-start the programme. Adam Global pledges to offer 10 scholarships to Namibian students to study medicine in Georgia, USA,” the Presidency said.

Meanwhile, while in New York, Geingob is expected to deliver Namibia’s statement at the UN Headquarters on Thursday.

This year’s UNGA is further expected to take into consideration debates around current geo-political conflicts, the transition to clean energy and the transforming of education and health-care systems for lasting solutions to common issues facing the world.

A number of high-level side events have also been confirmed for the Namibian delegation, including the Education and Investment summits.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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