Prof. Dr. Lammert and Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi at signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
|Story by Mutafela Sitali
Former President of the German Parliament (Bundestag) and current global Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Prof. Dr. Lammert and Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The Memorandum of Understanding underlines the management of a specific technical cooperation between the Namibian Parliament and the German Parliament. “We are honoured and delighted to partner with KAS, over the years, KAS has become a very reliable partner of our Parliament and continues to do so” said Hon. Katjavivi in his welcoming remarks.
With its International Programmes Coordination Office (lPCO), KAS profoundly announced the continuation of their cooperation within the framework of Parliament to Parliament Engagement, within the Parliamentary theme of the Year 2018, “fostering and enhancing strategic partnerships to strengthen democracy in the country”. "We wish the signing of the agreement between these very important institutions will provide good results for both countries and strengthen democracy that already exist in Namibia" said Prof. Lammert.
Prof. Lammert highlighted the importance of a functional and efficient democratic institutions as a prerequisite for political stability, economic development, social cohesion and overall trust in democracy, while also pointing out the vital role that Parliament plays especially in promoting and implementing these areas.