CORRECTION: Geingob receives new diplomats

21 Feb 2019 19:10pm
ATTENTION – CORRECTION: The framework agreement between Namibia and Liberia was signed in 2008 and not 2018. Third sentence and seventh sentence corrected.

WINDHOEK, 21 FEB (NAMPA) – Ambassadors from Liberia, Thailand, Chad and Norway presented their credentials and the letters of recall of their predecessors to President Hage Geingob at State House on Thursday.
Speaking to the media after her presentation, Liberia’s non-resident Ambassador to Namibia, Ethel Davis said her main goal in Namibia is to foster and to strengthen bilateral relationships that exist between the two countries.
“We should centre around the framework agreement that was signed by the two countries in 2008. I will also be discussing with the sector ministries to see which areas in the agreement can be implemented immediately,” she explained.
Davis added that she will also be looking for Namibian investors to go to Liberia and explore ways to invest in her country.
“The agreement focuses on scientific, technical, tourism and a lot of other sectors. We are going to look at those sectors with the Namibian government, review the agreement because it was signed in 2008 and haven’t really picked up, look at ways we can improve those sectors, look at the sectors we can implement immediately and move forward,” she said.
Thailand’s non-resident ambassador to Namibia, Komate Kamalanavin, proposed a toast to the good relations between the two countries and to the good health of Geingob and the people of Namibia.
Norway’s non-resident Ambassador to Namibia, Astrid Emilie Helle, emphasised that the two countries share a very long history of dignity and liberty, and also a long history of cooperation since Namibia’s independence.
She added that the sectors of cooperation between Namibia and Norway includes fishing, oil and gas and electricity.
“We are also cooperating very closely on human rights and democracy issues and Namibia is leading by example when it comes to women, peace and security. So these are all the areas we hope to work in together with Namibia,” she said.
Ambassadors and High Commissioners from Venezuela, Cuba, Kenya, Brazil and Jamaica presented their letters of credence at State House on Wednesday.