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39TH SADC SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT JULIUS NYERERE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE DAR ES SALAAM, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA 17 – 18 AUGUST 2019…

  1. The 39th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, on the 17th and 18th August 2019. 2. Summit was attended by the following Heads of State and Government and/or their representatives: Angola: H.E.

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HANDING OVER STATEMENT BY H.E PRESIDENT DR. HAGE G. GEINGOB AT THE 39TH SADC SUMMIT, 17 AUGUST 2019, DAR ES SALAAM, THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

   Your Excellency, Dr. John Joseph Pombe Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Incoming Chair of SADC, Your Majesty King Mswati III, of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government, Your Excellency President of the African Development Bank, Your Excellency, Executive Secretary of SADC, Your Excellency Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Africa,

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CLOSING REMARKS BY HON. NETUMBO NANDI-NDAITWAH, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA ON THE OCCASION OF A PUBLIC LECTURE ON “DEEPENING INTEGRATION IN THE SADC: ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES” 15 AUGUST 2019, UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA.

Your Excellency, Dr. Benjamin Mkapa Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania; In the interest of time, please allow me to stand by the established protocol. Allow me to start by expressing, with a deep sense of humility, my gratitude for being invited to deliver the closing remarks at this Public Lecture. From the onset, I would like to

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HANDOVER STATEMENT BY, HON. NETUMBO NANDI-NDAITWAH, THE OUTGOING CHAIRPERSON OF THE SADC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS, NAMIBIA DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION, AT THE 39THSADC SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT, 13 AUGUST 2019, DAR ES SALAAM, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA.

Hon. Palamagamba Kabudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Incoming Chair of SADC Council of Ministers, Honourable Ministers, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Executive Secretary of SADC, Deputy Executive Secretaries, Excellencies, Ambassadors and High Commissioners, and Members of the Diplomatic Corps Representatives of Regional and International Organisations, SADC Senior Officials, Delegates from

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Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation undertook a working visit to Republic of Uganda 8th – 10th August 2019

On the 8th to 10th August 2019 Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation recently undertook a working visit to the Republic of Uganda. The visit was aimed at further strengthening the bonds of friendship and existing bilateral relations between the two countries, which were founded on the common principles of Pan-Africanism. During her

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THE PRESIDENCY MEDIA RELEASE

REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA THE PRESIDENCY  MEDIA RELEASE             19 May 2019                                          Windhoek  ALL MEDIA  President Hage G. Geingob announces passing of liberation stalwart and Former Vice President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellenc,Dr. Nickey Iyambo, applauds his rich legacy of loyal service and deep humane values Full extract of the announcement: “Fellow Namibian, I  announce  with  a  profound  sense  of  sadness  the  passing  of  my  Father’ Mentor,  Friend  and  Comrade,  Dr.  Nickey  Iyambo,  former  Vice  Preside  of  the  Republic  of  Nambia.  Dr  Nickey  Iyambo who  passed  away  this morning, leaves  behind  a  rich  legacy  of  loyal  service  to  the  Namibian  people.  Our  nation  has  indeed  lost  a  freedom  fighter  and a  leader  wih deep humane  values. As  we  mourn  the  passing  of  a  brave  Namibian  son,  I  extend  sincere condolences  to  his  wife,  children,  family,  comrades  and  friends. Funeral  Arrangements  shall  be  announced  in  due  course. May  the Soul  of  Comrade  Nickey  Iyambo  Rest  in  Eternal  Peace.” Abridged Biography of Former Vice President, Dr. Nickey Iyambo   Dr.  Nickey  Iyambo  was  born  on  20  May  1936  at  Onayena  in  the  Oshikoto Region.  He  joined  the  liberation  struggle  in  1960  and  left  for  exile  in  1964,  served   the   liberation  movement  in   different   capacities,   including   as SWAPO  Representative  to  the  Nordic  Countries  from  1966-1971. With  a  Master’s  Degree   in   political   science   from   the   University   of   Helsinki, Finland,  Dr.  Iyambo, a medical  doctor, also  completed  his degree in medicine at  the  same  University.  In  the  1980’s,  he  served  as  SWAPO  Head  of Military  Medical  Service and  numerous  capacities. A  member  of  the  Constituent  Assembly 1989, Dr. Iyambo  became  a Cabinet  Minister in  1990, serving in several  portfolios,  including  Health and  Social Services  (1990-1996), Regional and Local Government (1996- 2002), Mines and Energy (2002-2005), Agriculture (2005-2008), Safety and  Security (2008-2010) and  later Minister  of  Veteran  Affairs from 20102015).  Dr.  Iyambo  is  also  a  past  member  of  the  SWAPO  Politburo and  Central  Committee. On  21  March 2015,  President  Hage  G.  Geingob  appointed Dr.  Nickey Iyambo  as  Vice  President  of  the  Republic  of  Namibia,  a  position  he  served  in  until  his  retirement  on  8  February 2018. /End ISSUED BY:  Dr.  Alfredo  Tjiurimo  Hengari Press  Secretary Mobile:  +264  811281496 Email:  Alfredo.Hengari@op.gov.na Follow  the  Presidency  on  social  media:  twitter:  @nampresidency  and Facebook:  @NamibianPresidency

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MEDIA STATEMENT

REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA   MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION       MEDIA STATEMENT   SUBJECT: STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA ON THE POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA   The Government of the Republic of Namibia has been following with great concern the political developments in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The

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MEDIA RELEASE

REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION                                                                      MEDIA RELEASE SUBJECT: DPM EXPRESSED CONDOLENCES TO THE VICTIMS AND INJURED OF THE SRINAGAR-JAMMU HIGHWAY   The Government of

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MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES

REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION MEDIA STATEMENT SUBJECT: MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation has learnt with profound sadness of the passing of Ambassador Hanno Burkhard Rumpf.   Ambassador Rumpf has served Namibia and it’s people before independence and after independence with single minded dedication. He was a man of unbending principles.

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