All Namibian students studying in Ukraine safe: Nandi-Ndaitwah
25 Feb 2014 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 25 FEB (NAMPA) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah on Tuesday confirmed that all 67 Namibian students studying in the Ukraine are safe.
Nandi-Ndaitwah gave her assurance in the National Assembly (NA), saying all students are attending classes and the Namibian Embassy in Moscow which also covers the Ukraine, is in constant contact with them.
A wave of ongoing demonstrations and civil unrest unfolded in Kiev in the Ukraine on 21 November 2014, with public protesters demanding closer European integration.
The scope of the protest has since evolved, and calls have been made for the resignation of the president of the Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych and his government.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been receiving enquiries from the public, parliamentarians and the media on the safety of Namibian students in Ukraine, Nandi-Ndaitwah said.
She explained that the 67 students she was referring are those sent to Ukraine through Government programmes.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that if there are students who have gone to the country on their own and have not registered with the embassy, they are advised to contact the embassy.
In fact, it is very important that any Namibian student studying abroad registers with the nearest Namibian embassy so that in a situation like what is happening in Ukraine, the embassy will be able to reach them, she said.