Geingob in Luanda for Angola's 40th anniversary

11 Nov 2015 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 11 NOV (NAMPA) - President Hage Geingob left for Luanda, Angola on Wednesday morning to attend that county's 11th independence anniversary on the same day.
He departed at 07h33 from Eros Airport in the company of First Lady Monica Geingos; Swapo Secretary-General, Nangolo Mbumba; Minister of Land Reform, Utoni Nujoma; and Director-General of the Namibia Central Intelligence Service, Philemon Malima.
Prime Minister, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah; Minister of Presidential Affairs, Frans Kapofi; and other senior Government officials were at Eros to see the Head of State off.
Geingob and his delegation are expected to return Wednesday afternoon.
Angola attained independence from Portugal in 1975.
Namibia and Angola fought colonial oppression from South Africa and Portugal, respectively.
The two countries’ former military groups – PLAN – People’s Liberation Army of Namibia and the Movement for the National Independence of Angola (MPLA) - lent each other support during their liberation struggles.
Namibia borders Angola on the north and families and communities on both sides of the international boundary share resources, communicate, trade and engage in other types of exchange.