Ambassador Kyostila pays prime minister courtesy visit

12 Feb 2019 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 12 FEB (NAMPA) – Finland’s Ambassador to Namibia, Pirkko-liissa Kyostila paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila on Monday.
A media release issued to Nampa on Tuesday said the aim of the ambassador’s visit was to brief the prime minister on the Finnish Embassy’s existing business and projects in Namibia, and those that the embassy plans to undertake.
Among the proposed projects discussed is the envisaged idea by the Finnish Embassy to initiate a maternity package known as the ‘baby box’ for expectant mothers in vulnerable communities.
The baby box is a kit containing everything an expectant mother would need for the baby, ranging from clothes, sheets and toys.
“These projects are doable in Namibia through Public Private Partnerships,” Kyostila said.
She also informed the prime minister that the University of Turku in Finland has established the first ever satellite campus abroad at the University of Namibia, where interested Namibians can obtain their Master’s Degree in Software Engineering.
The statement further read that Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, on her part, said the cooperation between Namibia and Finland dates back more than 100 years when Finnish missionaries arrived in Namibia and most Namibians received their education through missionary support.
“Although bilateral relations between the two countries have experienced adjustments over the years, the relations continue to grow from strength to strength,” she said.