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Namibia marks Commonwealth Day, 13 March 2017

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter H. Katjavivi poses for a group photo with High commissioners of Commonwealth countries, Staff and Members of Parliament during an event to mark Commonwealth Day

 

  Story by George Sanzila

Namibia joined other Commonwealth countries around the world to celebrate Commonwealth Day today (13/03/2017) that is held on the second Monday in March of each year. Namibia, which joined the Commonwealth in 1990 is among the 52 Commonwealth countries that make up the association. The Namibian Parliament where the event was hosted is part of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

 

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter H. Katjavivi noted that the day offers an opportunity for strengthening the shared values of peace, democracy and equality.

Similar sentiments were shared by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Maureen Hinda who added that through this day, Namibia and other members seek to reaffirm their commitment of working together to building peace and stability.

Botswana High Commissioner to Namibia and Deputy Dean of the Commonwealth, H.E. Claurinah Tshenolo Modise read a message from the Head of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II. The Commonwealth theme for this year’s celebration is “A peace building Commonwealth”.

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