Geingob receives new heads of mission

President Hage Geingob on Thursday received letters of credence from the new heads of mission of 10 countries.

The new heads of mission to Namibia, who were received at a ceremony held at State House, include the ambassadors and high commissioners of India, Cuba, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Philippines, Uganda, Belgium, Austria and Australia.

Geingob welcomed the heads of mission, noting that Namibia has existing excellent relationships with these countries, some of which date back to the liberation struggle.

Presenting his letter of appointment, Cuban Ambassador to Namibia Sergio Delauz pledged his commitment to working closely with the Namibian people and government in order to strengthen and maintain the long-standing political and diplomatic relationship between the two countries.

“We have the commitment to improve the economic relationship at the same level as the political and diplomatic relationships. We have many Cubans working in Namibia as doctors, engineers and in defence, therefore we have to improve these relations to a higher level,” he said.

The High Commissioner designate for India, Mandarapu Subbarayudu, vowed to cooperate with the government and people of Namibia for mutual benefit, saying India’s main sectors of cooperation include agriculture, energy and capacity building.

“India is providing capacity building programmes, with more than 1 150 Namibian professionals who received training under one single programme and we would like to expand on that. Food security is another crucial area of focus,” he noted.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency