NAMIBIAN PRESIDENT IN KIGALI TO ATTEND RWANDAN PRESIDENT’S INAUGURATION

WINDHOEK, President Hage Geingob HAS left for Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the inauguration of Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Friday.

Kagame was re-elected to a third seven-year term on Aug 4, 2017 after the presidential election.

Speaking to the media before his departure from the Hosea Kutako International Airport here Thursday, Geingob said he would be attending the inauguration ceremony to show Namibia's solidarity towards the people of Rwanda.

Geingob intends to engage other heads of state in Kigali on trade and commerce as well as tourism issues.

Geingob will then fly to South Africa to attend the 37th Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria on Saturday and Sunday.

Namibia is expected to be nominated as SADC deputy chairperson, while South Africa will be take over the chair of the 15-nation bloc.

In Pretoria, Geingob will also hold bilateral consultations with other leaders attending the summit, which is being held under the theme. "Partnering with the private sector in developing industry and regional value-chains".

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK