Speaker of Finnish Parliament in Namibia on official visit

23 Jan 2018 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 22 JAN (NAMPA) – The Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Maria Lohela, arrived in Namibia on Monday for an official visit.
The official visit will commence on Wednesday and end Friday.
Besides continuing talks on parliamentary cooperation between Namibia and Finland, the visit is also aimed at building on the two countries’ existing relationship.
In a statement issued Monday, Secretary to the National Assembly Lydia Kandetu said the two countries enjoy a long and mutually-beneficial relationship dating as far back as before Namibia’s independence.
She said during Lohela’s visit, consultations will also be held with various government stakeholders on pertinent issues.
“These stakeholders include the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation; Poverty Eradication; Gender Equality and Child Welfare and the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation,” Kandetu was quoted as saying in the statement.
Lohela will be hosted by her Namibian counterpart, Peter Katjavivi and be accompanied by Finnish Members of Parliament Pekka Puska and Olli-Poika Parviainen.
Katjavivi visited the Finnish Parliament in October 2017.