IN an overwhelming show of support, President Hage Geingob continued to receive congratulatory messages from across the world, continent and the nation and he has expressed appreciation to world leaders for congratulatory messages following his re-election as President of Namibia.
Dr. Geingob and the ruling Swapo Party received a renewed mandate to govern for a second term from the Namibian people, following the seventh democratic Presidential and National Assembly Elections of 27 November 2019.
The President has expressed his profound appreciation to the multitude of well wishers, including the United States of America, People’s Republic of China, Republic of France, Republic of South Africa, Republic of Angola, Republic of Botswana, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Kenya and the Republic of Mozambique to mention but a few.
In a tweet dated December 03, 2019, US Secretary of State, Secretary Mike Pompeo was among the first of world leaders to congratulate “President Geingob, the new National Assembly and all citizens of Namibia on another successful election”, before expressing the US Government’s intent to continue working together to increase trade, combat HIV/AIDS and wildlife protection.
In his congratulatory note, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron commended Namibia’s “stable and modern democracy, and commitment to tackling climate change”. President Macron further emphasized for the two countries to “work together on economic matters and sustainable development, particularly for the African continent.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed that the two leaders have had several meetings and have reached important consensus on bilateral cooperation. President Xi further “attaches great importance to China-Namibia relations and is willing to join hands, to bring about increased mutual benefit, to our two countries and peoples.”
Rwandese President Paul Kagame expressed that his Government “attaches great importance to the partnership between the two countries, which has grown exponentially over recent years under the leadership of President Geingob and reaffirmed commitment to strengthen the bond of friendship and cooperation.”
Angolan President Joao Lourenço lauded Namibia’s strides towards peace, development and stability as “an exemplary reference for the countries of the SADC region, in particular”.
Namibia remains committed to the principles of democratic contestation and upholding free and fair elections. In his acceptance speech, Dr. Geingob thanked the electorate for “another term to bring the nation closer to the ultimate goal of prosperity”, adding that “Namibian democracy is well and truly alive. Our Namibian House remains intact and more vibrant than ever.”
The Republic of Namibia concluded its seventh Presidential and National Assembly elections in a peaceful, free and fair electoral process three weeks ago.