Nandi-Ndaitwah concerned about lack of peace in some African countries
THE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has expressed concern about the lack of peace in some African countries, emphasising that “peace is the prerequisite for sustainable development and shared prosperity”. Nandi-Ndaitwah said this during the recent opening of the Third Session of the Namibia-Tanzania Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC). She said that the meeting is a demonstration of the two countries’ commitment to strengthen bilateral relations and development. The goal of the meeting is to exchange ideas on the promotion of areas of mutual interest as well as other fundamental issues such as peace and security. In this regard, Nandi-Ndaitwah said that Namibia remains concerned about the lack of stability and peace in some African countries. PICTURED: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah. Photo: Contributed This includes the continued sporadic attacks and the killing of innocent people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the terrorist attacks in the Northern Province of Cabo Delgado in the Republic of Mozambique. Namibia, Nandi-Ndaitwah said, is also concerned about the political and security situation in the Kingdom of Eswatini. She therefore encouraged the government of Eswatini to engage in a national dialogue as the kingdom prepares for the upcoming national elections. She also reaffirmed Namibia’s solidarity to the people of Western Sahara, who are still fighting for their right to self-determination. Nandi-Ndaitwah also called upon the United States of America (USA), the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) to lift the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. This, she said, is to allow Zimbabwe to have access to the much-needed financial facilities that would enable the country’s participation in regional development. “As Africans, we have a responsibility to promote peace and security on the continent because when peace is restored, Africa as a whole, stands to benefit, as peace is the prerequisite for sustainable development and shared prosperity,” she added.
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