MEDIA RELEASE: NAMIBIA CONDEMNS THE KILLING OF TANZANIAN PEACEKEEPERS IN DRC, 13 DECEMBER 2017
The government of Namibia unreservedly condemns this contemptible act of atrocity committed against the peacekeepers. The Government of Namibia wishes to extend its sympathy and fraternal solidarity to the government and the sisterly people of the United Republic of Tanzania over this act of dastardly violence perpetrated against those whose mission is to help the government of the DRC restore peace and security to that country and its long-suffering people.
MEDIA RELEASE: NAMIBIA REAFFIRMS JERUSALEM AS CAPITAL OF BOTH PALESTINIAN STATE AND STATE OF ISRAEL
Namibia notes with grave concern major change in US policy recognizing Jerusalem as the united capital of Israel, Namibia wishes to unequivocally reaffirm its unflinching support for the UN General Assembly and Security Council Resolutions, 181 (1947) and 242 (1967), respectively. Both these and subsequent resolutions affirmed that Jerusalem would be the capital of the future Palestinian State and the State of Israel. United Nations Resolutions are based on the following principles: A Palestinian State and an Israeli State based on the 1967 lines; Jerusalem as the capital of both States; an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories; and the return of Palestinian refugees.
BRIEFING TO MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, BY HONOURABLE NETUMBO NANDI-NDAITWAH, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION, 21 NOVEMBER 2017
It is always a great pleasure to engage with you, my constituency, in this forum. I have been very busy with my other constituencies, however, I am happy that we found a convenient time to all of us, thus enabling us to meet today. I wish to warmly welcome those Heads of Mission who joined our diplomatic family since our last coming together. Here in Namibia, you will find a government and people with open arms. You will also come to know that we have challenges, but those challenges can be turned into opportunities.
MEDIA STATEMENT: STATEMENT ON THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION IN ZIMBABWE, 15 NOVEMBER 2017
The Government of Namibia has been following the unfolding developments in Zimbabwe with concern, and associate itself with the Statement issued on behalf of SADC. As neighbours, Member States of SADC and AU, Namibia and Zimbabwe share a common destiny and common aspirations for peace, economic prosperity and democracy for our countries and people. Namibia is concerned that the present situation in Zimbabwe creates uncertainty that is not conducive to peace, stability and consolidation of democracy in Zimbabwe and the region as a whole.