President Geingob leaves for Malta

27 Nov 2015 11:00am
WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) – Shortly after voting in the 2015 Regional Council and Local Authority Elections in the capital on Friday, President Hage Geingob left for Malta where he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from Friday to Sunday.
Geingob and First Lady, Monica Geingos were seen off at the Hosea Kutako International Airport by Namibian Vice-President, Nickey Iyambo and Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila.
Some of the issues to be addressed at the summit are climate change; building resilience in small states; trade and sustainable development; the empowerment of youth; gender equality; and human rights.
The event started already on Wednesday with the various countries’ foreign affairs ministers meeting with their counterparts.
Malta is hosting the CHOGM for a second time, having successfully done so in 2005. As an island state in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has served throughout history as a bridge between North Africa and Europe.
Meanwhile, Geingob is expected to depart for Paris, France after the CHOGM to attend the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) 21. From there he will leave for London, United Kingdom, to attend the Global Africa Investment Summit where he will present Namibia on the most bankable projects on 01 and 02 December.
The Namibian leader is also scheduled to take part in the Africa/China Summit on 03 and 04 December in Pretoria, South Africa.