Geingob continues receiving Independence messages

05 Apr 2016 07:20am
WINDHOEK, 05 APR (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob continues receiving congratulatory messages for Namibia's 26th Independence anniversary celebrated two weeks ago.
Namibia officially celebrated its 26th year of independence in Windhoek on 21 March 2016.
A number of presidents have congratulated the democratic state’s third president on the country’s success and prosperity since then.
The messages were released in a media statement issued by Special Assistant to the President, Wensel Mavara on Friday.
During this year's independence celebrations, only Mali's president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, whose attendance conceded with his four-day state visit to Namibia, was in attendance as the honorary guest.
A message from Germany's President Joachim Gauck highlighted that Namibia has travelled down a long and successful path since gaining independence in 1990.
“Today, the citizens of your country live in freedom, peace and stability. I am pleased that Germany has been able to do its part to contribute to Namibia's economic and social development.”
Gauck assured the country that its people could continue relying on Germany's enduring friendship.
French President François Hollande called for Namibia and France to intensify their relations because the two countries saw high-level exchanges on subjects of sustainable development and combating the effects of climate change.
Furthermore, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was pleased to observe that bilateral relations, which gained momentum with the establishment of the Turkish Embassy in Windhoek in 2012, is being diversified and strengthened.
“It is my sincere belief that through our mutual efforts and friendly cooperation between our countries will further develop for the benefit of our people,” Erdogan said.
Meanwhile, Tunisia also affirmed its commitment to working with Namibia in order to further promote and strengthen the relations of friendship and cooperation existing between the two countries for the mutual benefit of the African continent.
Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi said: “I would like to take this opportunity to express my hope that the bonds of friendship and cooperation that exist between our two countries will be further consolidated in the years to come for the mutual benefit of our two peoples as well as the betterment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)”.
Swedish President Johann Schneider-Ammann also delivered a congratulatory message saying: “I am convinced that the mutual trust and friendship enjoyed by our two countries will deepen in the coming year”.
Britain and Angola also sent congratulatory messages to Namibia.