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The remembrance and celebration of the legacy of late President Hage Geingob continue,  with the latest one being Namibia's diplomatic mission to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, known as the Benelux countries.

The late President Geingob personified Namibia's relationship with European countries and ensured that this was anchored on the concept of mutual benefits.

Nostalgia over his deeds still lingers around a month after his burial, and the Namibian Embassy to the Benelux countries fondly recalled the impact of the late leader.

Through written speeches, poems, and musical interludes, the Embassy staff and EU citizens paid their last respects to a statesman who is described as courageous with a legacy of actions.

"He always advocated for the importance of African perspectives and voices on global issues such as climate change, the energy transition, conflicts, international trade, and sustainable development. He was deeply committed to the principles of equality and self-determination in international relations, and he stood up for dispossessed peoples who didn't yet fully enjoy these rights," said Dr. Mekondjo Kaapanda-Girnus, Namibia's Ambassador to the Benelux countries.

The memorial service also celebrated the increased global visibility Namibia achieved under Geingob's presidency.

This was mainly through the forging of strategic partnerships to deepen trade and investments for Namibia.

"During the Presidency of Dr. Geingob, our country's economic diplomacy reached new heights in terms of ambition, scope, and success. We are recognised as a pioneer not just in Africa but in the world when it comes to green hydrogen, one of the routes we have identified to achieve green industrialization. We have unprecedented global visibility, we have found ways to amplify our voice in international forums, and we don't shy away from international leadership roles," she added.

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