Namibia, USA ties vital: //Hoebes

05 Jul 2019 09:10am
WINDHOEK, 05 JUL (NAMPA) – The ties between Namibia and United states of America (USA) have provided a solid foundation for the two countries to address common challenges, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooporation, Christine //Hoebes has said.
Speaking here on Thursday at the celebration of the USA’s 243rd independence anniversary, //Hoebes said she is pleased with the level of development and the ties of friendship and solidarity between the two countries since Namibia’s independence in 1990.
“Indeed, Namibia and the United States of America share longstanding and cordial bilateral relations and cooperation underscored by the USA support to Namibia, such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as the U.S. Peace Corps, to mention just a few,” she said.
She added that the ties between the two countries help them work together to deal with challenges such as climate change, global epidemics, the rapidly expanding global population, poverty and inequality.
She further commended the USA after a record a number (six) of women announced their candidacy for the democratic nomination to seek the Office of the President of the USA.
“As such, these developments inspire our continued efforts to fight for the rights of women and children and to contribute towards building a non-racial and non-sexist society in Namibia,” she said.
The deputy minister said the investment by US businesses in Namibia is growing exponentially and therefore the relevant government institutions will continue to render the necessary conducive environment.
The deputy minister went on to congratulate the USA on their independence anniversary celebrations.
“On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Namibia, I would like to convey warm congratulations and best wishes to you and the people of the United States of America, on the occasion of the celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the United States’ Declaration of Independence,” she said.
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