Samaria appointed as Nam high commissioner to Tanzania

12 Jan 2016 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 12 JAN (NAMPA) - Namibia’s new High Commissioner-designate to Tanzania, Theresia Samaria on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila.
Samaria replaces former high commissioner Japheth Isaack.
Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said during the meeting the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has no doubt that Samaria is experienced enough for the new mission.
Samaria served as mayor of Walvis Bay before being posted to Botswana and Sweden as Namibian ambassador.
She said the courtesy call was necessary for her to be advised on the expectations in her new role.
Samaria added that she will be taking over economic diplomacy from her predecessor and facilitating trade between Namibia and Tanzania.
In addition to strengthening commonalities between the two countries and building on historical ties, she will also facilitate trade between Namibia and countries like Uganda, Kenya and Burundi.
The OPM pledged its support to the new high commissioner where needed.
Samaria and four ambassadors-designate were commissioned by President Hage Geingob early December last year.
The four are Monica Ndili'owike Nashandi who will head the Namibian mission in Ethiopia as ambassador; Dr Kaire Mbuende for Belgium and the European Union; Andreas Benjamen Guibeb for Germany; and Samuel Nuuyoma for Brazil.