CAPE TOWN: The High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa Najm us Saqib presented his credentials to President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia, in Windhoek, today. Besides accreditation to South Africa, the High Commissioner is concurrently accredited to Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland.
The High Commissioner conveyed warm greetings and good wishes from President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to President Pohamba, which were warmly reciprocated. The President and the High Commissioner discussed bilateral economic and trade relations and decided to explore additional avenues of cooperation for the welfare of peoples of both the friendly countries.
The High Commissioner’s visit to Windhoek also entailed his detailed meetings with the Namibian Foreign Minister Ndaitwah, Trade Minister Schlettwein., Deputy Foreign Minister Shingenge, Acting Foreign Secretary Dr. Mushelenge and the President of Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sven Thieme.
During these meetings, the High Commissioner touched upon Pakistan’s vital role in achieving durable peace in the region; our Prime Minister’s vision of “peace for development” and our core national objective of advancing economic development. Future prospects of economic and trade relations were also discussed with a view to strengthening Pak-Namibia relations in different fields.
During his interaction with Namibian authorities, the High Commissioner also highlighted the constructive role being played by the small Pakistani Community based in Namibia, for the economic and social wellbeing of Namibia. In addition, he interacted extensively with the Community and took effective measures to address their individual problems. Agencies