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05 February 2024, 17:21

Lukashenko condoles with Namibian President Nangolo Mbumba over death of Hage Geingob

MINSK, 5 February (BelTA) – Belarus’ President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent condolences to Namibian President Nangolo Mbumba over the death of his predecessor Hage Geingob, BelTA learned from the press service of the head of state.

“It is with great sadness that Belarus learned the news about the death of President of the Republic of Namibia Hage Geingob, a famous political figure and a veteran of the country's independence struggle. The political principles underpinning Hage Geingob’s presidency - justice, equality of all peoples and anti-colonialism – earned him great respect and served as an inspiration for the leaders of African countries and countries far beyond the continent,” the message of condolences reads.

The head of state expressed confidence that Hage Geingob’s successors will continue his work. “Belarus is ready to lend a helping hand to Namibia in achieving the goals set by President Geingob, namely to ensure food and energy security, carry out agricultural mechanization, improve education and technology,” Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized.

On behalf of Belarusian people and himself Aleksandr Lukashenko addressed the words of support to the family and friends of Hage Geingob, and also expressed condolences to President Nangolo Mbumba and the entire people of Namibia.

A reminder, Namibian President Hage Geingob, who led the country since 2015, died on 4 February at the age of 82. Nangolo Mbumba, who previously served as vice president, took office as head of state.
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