Geingob jets off for three-week US visit

President Hage Geingob will this weekend leave the country to the United States for a three-week official visit, which will include an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
As part of his 10 September to 4 October visit programme, Geingob will meet with the North American business sector, as well as deliver public lectures at the universities of Columbia and New York, and Harvard’s Kennedy School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Some of the key themes that the president will focus on relate to his vision of a new Africa, with an emphasis on transparency and effective governance reforms on the continent, as well as development reforms and constitutional democracy.
He will also meet with the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and Guyana President, David Granger, who have requested an audience, with more requests expected to follow.
Geingob will be a featured speaker at the Constituency for Africa’s Trade and Investment Roundtable. He will also address the Africa Policy Forum.
He is also expected to host the Namibia Business Forum in New York, as a curtain raiser to an investment conference, to be hosted in Windhoek in November.
In 2015, the president delivered his maiden address to the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in September.
The UN General Assembly opens on 13 September, but the general debate will commence on 20 September and end ten days later.
Geingob is also expected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative 2016 Annual Meeting, which will take place under the theme ‘Partnering for Global Prosperity’.
The president will be accompanied by leading Namibian business personalities, as well as First Lady Monica Geingos and a range of Cabinet ministers, who include Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein, and Mines and Energy Minister, Obeth Kandjoze.