Nandi-Ndaitwah appeals for support for implementation of NDP4

12 Dec 2013 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 12 DEC (NAMPA) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on all foreign diplomats working in Namibia to show their support and cooperation during Namibia’s implementation of the National Development Plan Four (NDP4) next year.
Nandi-Ndaitwah made the statement here on Thursday during the end-of-year function for members of the Diplomatic Corps including Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Namibia.
She indicated that Namibia has put in place its economic blueprint, Vision 2030, to ensure that the living standards of Namibians be brought to the level of those in industrialised countries.
“To that end, we have adopted NDPs, such as NDP4, that we are currently implementing,” she said.
The minister explained that the major focus of NDP4 is transport infrastructure development, and the government is working hard to turn Namibia into a transport infrastructural hub.
“Infrastructure development will enhance Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional integration. Hence we are upgrading our ports, railways systems as well as roads,” she stated.
Nandi-Ndaitwah also pointed out that the situation in Syria is a concern to Namibia, and welcomes the peace efforts and agreement between Russia and the United States of America.
“We call on the United Nations’ (UN) Security Council to continue to remain engaged in that process in finding a political solution, and that it is Namibia's view that a military solution in Syria is futile and that efforts to find a political solution should continue,” she noted.
The minister also called on the diplomats to look at specific issues in their countries while they are in Namibia, and to solve those issues.