Namibian youth reaffirm international solidarity

19 Nov 2016 12:20pm
WINDHOEK, 19 NOV (NAMPA) – Namibian youth this week reaffirmed their commitment towards international solidarity during the International Youth Preparatory Meeting for the African Region held in the capital.
The meeting from Tuesday to Thursday coincided with the annual World Federation of the Democratic Youth (WFDY) General Council Meeting and deliberated on activities that will be held at the 2017 World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia.
It was organised by the Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL).
SPYL Secretary for Labour and Justice, Sydney !Ganeb told a media briefing on Friday that Namibia is enjoying unity and solidarity as a result of international solidarity.
He said Namibia would forever be grateful towards the international community and thereby pledges its support wherever young people come together to promote peace in the world.
The SPYL called on all sanctions against Zimbabwe and Cuba to be lifted and for the conflict in Syria and continuous destruction and war in the Middle-East to end.
“We stand in solidarity with our brothers in Western Sahara occupied by Morocco and in Palestine occupied by Israel. When the world all over is united, we can build a better peace and just international community,” said !Ganeb.
Discussions on the activities that would take place during next year’s festival revolved around expressing anti-imperialism and for the youth to unite and strive for world peace, solidarity and social justice.
The meeting concluded that the festival would focus on issues pertaining to the welfare and personal development of the youth.
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Peya Mushelenga said he would like to see the youth deliberate on issues of South-South Corporation at the festival.