Geingob leaves for Addis Ababa

09 Feb 2019 19:40pm
WINDHOEK, 09 FEB (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob departed for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday to attend the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government.
A media statement issued Friday by Press Secretary Alfredo Hengari said the summit is scheduled to take place from 10 to 11 February under the theme ‘Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa’.
It noted that in his capacity as the Chairman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Geingob will preside in the consultative meeting of the SADC Heads of State and Government.
He also has a meeting with Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres to discuss developments in the SADC region including matters of peace, development and security.
“If time permits, President Geingob will participate in key meetings to which Namibia is a member including the Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government Champions for Science and Technology; Committee of Ten of the Reform of the UN Security Council, African Peer Review Forum of Heads of State and Government and as board member of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative,” said the statement.
It further noted that Geingob is expected to participate in a breakfast meeting on the 400th anniversary of the Atlantic Slave Trade to be hosted by President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Furthermore, he will hold several bilateral meetings with visiting Heads of State with the objective of deepening collaboration with the Government of Estonia on e-governance and digital transformation in Africa.
Geingob is expected to return to Namibia on Monday.