SOLIDARITY and cooperation between Namibia and Cuba need to be consciously strengthened to advance shared prosperity between the two nations.
The Ambassador of Cuba to the Republic of Namibia, Sidenio Acosta paid a courtesy call on State House to brief President Hage Geingob about the activities the Embassy has been carrying out to cement bilateral cooperation with Namibia.
During the visit, President Geingob emphasized that Cuba will remain a special friend of Namibia for the indelible role the Cuban people played during the liberation struggle of Namibia.
“The Cuban people assisted Namibians to free themselves, and without any expectations, which is praiseworthy,” Geingob said.
Ambassador Acosta thanked President Geingob for the consistent support rendered by Namibia to the Cuban people in different multilateral forums, including through the United Nations.
President Geingob said that support for Cuba against external interference was a matter of principle, and Namibia would remain on the side of the Cuban people against the blockade.
The Ambassador also provided an update about the efforts of the Cuban Government to fight Covid-19.
Ambassador Acosta pledged Cuba’s support to develop the medical supplies sector in Namibia through its manufacturing capabilities.
President Geingob emphasized the need to continue to strengthen solidarity and cooperation between the two nations in order to advance shared prosperity.
Ambassador Acosta also carried a special message of condolences to President Geingob from President Miguel Diaz-Canel following the passing of Marco Hausiku.
President Geingob accepted the condolences from the Cuban Head of State and said that the passing of Marco Hausiku was saddening for many Namibians because he exemplified the values of unity, commitment and service with humility.