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The Commonwealth family undertakes towards a Common Future, 12 March 2018

Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof Peter Katjavivi delivers his welcoming Remarks during the commemoration of the Commonwealthday


  Story by Mutafela Sitali

Namibia joined other 53 members of the Commonwealth in commemorating the Commonwealth Day today (12/03/1018) under the theme, “Towards a Common Future”. In his welcoming remarks, Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof H. Katjavivi commended this year’s theme, citing that the theme is well-deserving especially now that there is a re-energised call to further strengthen the Commonwealth family. “As the Commonwealth, we are facing shared challenges and we need to work together in mutual interest to find solutions to these challenges,” said, Hon. Katjavivi.

The annual celebration is observed every year across the world on the second Monday of March and this year falls on March 12.

Commonwealth Day brings together people from countries in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Americas, Asia and the Pacific.


On a speech read on her behalf, Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth stated the value in the insight gained through being a member of the commonwealth, stating that shared inheritances help member states overcome differences so that diversity is a cause for celebration rather than division.

This year Commonwealth Day also precedes the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which is set to take place between April 16 and April 20 in London.

The meeting will bring together the heads of the 53 nations in the Commonwealth to work towards a future of peace and prosperity.

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