The late President Hage G. Geingob was an established politician of international stature.

This was evident during his memorial and funeral ceremony, where close to 20 heads of state and a large number of international delegations from across the globe attended. 

The late Geingob believed in international coordination and multilateralism, and he was hailed by the United Nations for that. 

Last Friday and Saturday, the arrival of numerous private jets carrying presidents kept the Hosea Kutako International Airport very busy. They were all there to attend the memorial and funeral service of the late President Dr. Hage G. Geingob. 

The visitors included current and former Heads of State, Prime Ministers, and Ministers leading sizable government delegations. They came from near and far.

Among them were the President of Kenya, William Ruto, the President of Zambia, Haikainde Hichilema, the President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, and Botswana's President, Mokgweetsi Masisi, as well as Finland's Saul Niisto and Germany's 12th President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, and Tanzania's President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, also arrived at Hosea Kutako International Airport and Eros Airport.

The heads of state assured continued cooperation with Namibia during the memorial to the late president. 

23 countries were in attendance, of which 18 were led by heads of state.

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Namibian Presidency


Selima Henock