Nandi-Ndaitwah urges diplomats to prioritise investments

09 Feb 2017 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 09 FEB (NAMPA) – Namibian diplomatic missions must continue to mobilise investors to take advantage of investment opportunities in Namibia.
This was said by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah when she addressed staff members of her ministry on Wednesday.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said the promotion of trade and investment is a major objective for the country and the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO), thus Namibians also have to be encouraged to have business interest abroad to advance economic diplomacy.
She added that in the Southern African Development Community, strategic priorities that have been implemented should deepen regional integration with a view to accelerate poverty eradication and the attainment of socio-economic development.
“Namibia has embarked on a process of incorporating Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or Agenda 2030 in our Fifth National Development Plan,” she said.
The minister informed MIRCO staff to continue providing technical guidance on the ratification of international agreements and conventions, and to not accede to these instruments simply because others have done so.
“It is therefore pertinent that we continue to shape our legal expertise, and monitor developments around these international instruments,” she stated.
Highlighting the current economic crisis at both local and global levels, Nandi-Ndaitwah urged her staff to exercise prudent finance discipline and to optimise available resources by prioritising core budgetary provisions.