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Namibia condemns ongoing violence between Israel and Hamas

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The Executive Director of the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Ambassador Penda Naanda, has issued a statement in which Namibia expresses concern and subsequently condemns the ongoing escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one that is long-running.

Hamas is fighting for the attainment of sovereignty for the Palestinian people, while Israel has been extending its borders into Gaza, a territory that forms part of Palestine.

MIRCO responds to questions on Namibia's foreign policy and its implications for economic development

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The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO) has responded to questions regarding Namibia's foreign policy and its implications for economic development.

Jenelly Matundu, the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, took the opportunity to address the concerns raised by Bernadus Swartbooi, the leader of the Landless People's Movement (LPM).

Naanda calls on officials to rededicate themselves

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The Executive Director of the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO), Penda Naanda, is calling on senior officials to re-dedicate themselves to ensure that the over 130 joint decisions taken to strengthen bilateral cooperation are implemented timely.
 
Naanda addressed the closing of the third session of the Namibia-South Africa Bi-National Commission in the capital.

Namibia Breweries Limited donates beer to MIRCO

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Namibia Breweries Limited has donated beer to the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation as part of its contribution to the 33rd anniversary of Namibia's independence.

The beer will be distributed to Namibia's diplomatic missions abroad.

The Independence Day stock handover is done annually, ahead of Independence Day.

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Jenelly Matundu, received the donation on behalf of the ministry.

The consignment is destined for Namibia's 34 diplomatic embassies and missions around the world.

The 3rd session of the Namibia-Tanzania JCC

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The 3rd session of the Namibia-Tanzania Joint Commission on Cooperation will focus on strengthening existing bilateral cooperation with an emphasis on socio-economic matters and the effective implementation of memoranda of understanding.

The session will also deliberate on pertinent issues regarding transport, agriculture, defense and security, trade and investment, education, and health.

Senior officials meet third session of the Namibia-South Africa Bi-National Commission

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Senior officials met for the third session of the Namibia-South Africa Bi-National Commission, and discussed issues of mutual concern and strengthening bilateral cooperation.

The Executive Director of Namibia's Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO), Ambassador Penda Naanda, called on senior officials to rededicate their efforts aimed at addressing economic challenges and achieving sustainable goals.

Venaani Briefs the media on the UK meeting

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McHenry Venaani also briefed the media on the imminent deportation of Namibian asylum seekers in the United Kingdom after he met the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

Venaani says the meeting with Nandi-Ndaitwa was fruitful, saying it would be a lengthy process to deport those Namibians back home.

He reminded the governments of both countries to follow international laws that deal with issues surrounding migration and asylum seekers.

MIRCO, UNAM launch School of Diplomatic Studies

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Vice President Nangolo Mbumba says Namibia has taken a giant leap forward in its pursuit of excellence in diplomacy with the opening of the School of Diplomatic Studies, launched by the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation in collaboration with the University of Namibia.

The development is welcomed as a significant step towards providing diplomatic skills and the knowledge necessary to navigate the complex world of international relations.

Trans-Kalahari-Mamuno Border Post connects Namibia to African countries

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The Trans-Kalahari-Mamuno Border Post is an important point of entry as it connects Namibia to other SADC countries and central Africa.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa, says it's for this reason that Namibia and Botswana's Bi-national Commission agreed to urgently introduce a One-Stop-Border-Post.

A one-stop border post is a port-of-entry environment in which two governments decide to co-locate their port-of-entry operations at a common land border crossing.