Nandi-Ndaitwah briefs diplomatic corps

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah on Monday briefed members of the diplomatic corps on various initiatives Namibia has engaged thus far (2019) through bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

On the onset, Nandi-Ndaitwah noted that the efficiency of ICT does not replace diplomacy, hence the need to continue interacting on platforms such as the briefing ceremony.

Highlighting the events, she said Namibia concluded successful State visits by Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, coupled with joint commission of cooperation.

She cited President HageGeingob's drought state of emergency and acknowledged bilateral and multilateral development partners for responding to the call.

On behalf of the Government and the people of Namibia, I wish to express our deep thanks and appreciation for your solidarity and generosity

Nandi-Ndaitwah further noted that the United Nations (NU) hosted a breakfast meeting with Micro to foster discussion on avenues of cooperation for drought emergency support, update the diplomatic community on UN reform and youth agenda.

She went on to say, since Namibia assumed the Southern African Development Community (SADC) reached several milestones in areas among others such as African Continental Free Trade area agreement, establishment of SADC regional parliament and benchmarking of the Pan-African parliament and Africa Legislative Assembly with European parliament.

Further Namibia participated in the deployment of SADC Electoral Observation Missions to Eswatini, Madagascar, Malawi and South Africa.

She further noted that Namibia participated in the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Networking Meeting; International Women's Peace Centre and Trafficking in Persons conference.

She added that, President Geingob launched the SADC Regional Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance in order to seek support for the Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe affected by the cyclone.

The minister also noted that the implementation of the resolutions and decisions taken at the land conference are being implemented and technical committee was set up by President Geingob to look into the understanding of ancestral land.

Source: Namibia Press Agency