22 Sep 2017 10:00am
By George Hendricks
NEW YORK, 22 SEP (NAMPA) The Nambia blooper made by United States of America (USA) President Donald Trump on Thursday, has placed Namibia on the map, said President Hage Geingob.
Viral videos of Trump mispronouncing Namibia circulated on social media platforms on Thursday, a day after the American President hosted some African Head of States at a luncheon at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel.
Trump said Namibias health system is increasingly self-sufficient. He also said he has many friends going to Africa trying to get rich, and congratulated them, saying they are spending a lot of money.
While they think they are teasing the President [Trump], they had to explain Namibia, where its located; so we got good publicity because of that, Geingob said on Thursday while addressing American investors at the Invest in Namibia forum that took place in New York.
Geingob told the forum that he was very much impressed to meet Trump
He spent two hours with us at the luncheon and he listened to us. All of us got a chance to talk. He did not interrupt us, Geingob said.
The President then got to the business of the day, and invited American investors to Namibia.
He explained that Namibia is a peaceful country with a small population but can provide services for its landlocked neighbouring countries.
Dont think of our population, think of Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo that can be serviced from Namibia.
The aim of the forum was to provide the Namibian Head of State, some State Owned Enterprise (SOE) and private sector heads the opportunity to showcase Namibias investment potential.
Geingob addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Wednesday, during which he urged the UN to include Africa as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
He is accompanied in the USA by several ministers, heads of SOEs and private sector heads for peripheral official engagements.