Geingob to attend 72nd UNGA

06 Sep 2017 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 06 SEP (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob will travel to the United States of America (USA) on Sunday to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
According to a media statement released Wednesday by the Office of the President, Geingob will be on an official mission to the USA from 10 to 22 September.
The President will hold high-level engagements with the US business sector parallel to the UNGA.
The UNGA will open on 12 September, with the General Debate commencing on 19 September until 25 September.
“The Head of State is expected to address the UNGA on 20 September as speaker number eight,” the statement noted.
Geingob is also expected to hold private consultations with his counterparts from around the world as well as UN Secretary-General, António Guterres.
He will also attend the Bloomberg Global Business Forum on 20 September along with other notable participants such as Jack Ma of ‘Alibaba’, Aliko Dangote of the Dangote Group and many leaders of Fortune 500 companies.
First Lady Monica Geingos will accompany the President along with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah; Minister of Mines and Energy Obeth Kandjoze; Minister of Economic Planning Tom Alweendo; Minister of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa; and Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta.
The ministers will be honouring their own official side events during the trip other than accompanying the Namibian leader on the mission.
Most ministers will return home after their formal programmes except Nandi-Ndaitwah, who will remain at the UNGA in her formal capacity as Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.