Namibia, February 20th, 2019- Cuban diplomat Sidenio Acosta Aday handed the President of Namibia, H. E. Dr. Hage Geingob, the Letters of Credence that accredit him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in this African country.
The Namibian President officially welcomed the Cuban Ambassador, expressed his willingness to support him in the performance of his duties and wish him success during his stay in Namibia. Also, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relation and Cooperation, H. E. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, congratulated the diplomat of the Island for the start of his mission.
The Cuban Ambassador and the Namibian President agreed on the excellent state of the historic bilateral relations. Both reviewed the main cooperation agreements between the two countries and agreed to work towards the completion of all the projects. In this regard, they highlighted the results of the 4th Session of the Joint Working Group, recently concluded in Havana.
The Namibian President thanked the Cuban support during the struggle for the liberation of Namibia and all the help given after the independence of his country. In addition, he expressed his condemnation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba. He also evoked his dissimilar visits to Cuba and reiterated his admiration for Commander in Chief Fidel Castro and Army General Raul Castro. He also conveyed greetings to Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.
Ambassador Sidenio Acosta thanked the president for his words and the unconditional Namibian support in condemning the blockade, both in the UN and in the African Union. He highlighted the brotherhood between the peoples of Namibia and Cuba, consolidated since the difficult years of the war of liberation, and moved his approval to be among comrades in arms. In this regard, the Cuban diplomat recalled his stay in Angola in the 80s of the last century and the close ties he established with the SWAPO fighters.
In another moment of the meeting, developed in a climate of solidarity and brotherhood, Ambassador Acosta and President Geingob exchanged on some issues of the international and regional agenda.
The President and the Minister of International Relation and Cooperation were also accompanying by the Minister of the Presidency, Martin Andjaba, the Executive Director of that Ministry, Grace Uushona, and the Acting Executive Director of the Ministry of International Relation and Cooperation, Jerobeam Shaanika, these last two former ambassadors in Cuba. On the Cuban side, the First Secretary Liset Echevarría Santos and the Third Secretary Aldo Luis Fuentes Acosta accompanied the Ambassador.