President of the Bundesrat visits Namibia

President of the Bundesrat Daniel Günther

President of the Bundesrat Daniel Günther, © dpa

Press release

From 13 to 18 July, the Minister President of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein and President of the Bundesrat of the Federal Republic of Germany, Hon. Daniel Günther, will visit Namibia. Prior to his arrival in Namibia, he visits Angola from 11 to 13 July.

President of the Bundesrat, Hon. Günther, will meet with the President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, as well as the Chairperson and other Members of the National Council. There will also be talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and Minister of Trade, Industry and SME Development, Hon. Tjekero Tweya, as well as with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi. Together with his delegation, Bundesrat President Hon. Günther will also attend a session of the National Council and address the Members.

The President of the Bundesrat is accompanied by ten German business representatives from different economic sectors based in Schleswig-Holstein. As part of their visit, the delegation will visit the KfW-funded Goreangab water treatment plant near Windhoek as an example of German-Namibian cooperation in the development sector. In addition, an exchange with students and faculty members at the Namibia University of Science and Technology is planned as well as a visit to the German-Namibian Center for Logistics.

The delegation will then travel to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay where they will meet with the Governor of the Erongo region, Hon. Cleophas Mutjavikua, the Mayoress of Swakopmund, Her Worship Cllr Paulina Ndahafa Nashilundu, followed by a visit to the deep-sea port of Walvis Bay, and a meeting with the acting CEO of the port operator NamPort, Mr Kavin Harry.

In Swakopmund, the delegation will visit the Memorial Park Cemetery and lay down flowers.

The Bundesrat is the political representation of the 16 Federal States (Länder) of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Länder play an important role in the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Each year, the Minister President of one of the German Federal States assumes the Presidency of the Bundesrat. The President of the Bundesrat is one of the highest representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany

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