The United Arab Emirates says it is willing to support Namibia in opening a diplomatic mission in the Gulf state.

Mahash Saeed Alhameli, the UAE Ambassador to Namibia, based in South Africa, paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob on the margins of the state visit in Pretoria.

Namibia revealed its plans to open a mission in the UAE about four years ago but has been facing budgetary constraints.

Ambassador Alhameli told President Geingob that the UAE understands Namibia’s financial priorities and is willing to support the country.

He says they have shared this position with Namibia’s Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation.

Currently, Namibia’s Embassy in Egypt concurrently covers the UAE, while the Gulf State’s Mission in Pretoria serves Namibia.

Meanwhile, the President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has invited President Hage Geingob to the climate change summit.

Ambassador Alhameli delivered an official invitation letter to President Geingob in this regard.

The summit will take place in December 2023.



Blanche Goreses