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US Under Secretary’s official visit covered many bases

US Under Secretary’s official visit covered many bases

The US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Uzra Zeya, recently concluded a successful visit to Namibia, where she met with senior government officials, civil society, and young leaders.

While on her visit, she also discussed joint efforts to address global issues, strengthen democracy, fight human trafficking, assist refugees, and promote regional security, US Embassy spokesperson, Perry Stamp, said this week.

In conversation with President Hage Geingob, the Under Secretary discussed the deepening cooperation with Namibia to address global challenges and working together to help democracies deliver for all their citizens and protect human rights worldwide.

She also met with the Minister of Justice, Yvonne Dausab, and Prosecutor General, Martha Imalwa, to discuss joint efforts to combat corruption, fight transnational crime, and strengthen the Rule of Law.

“The United States thank Namibia for taking meaningful steps to elevate anti-corruption during this Year of Action. We are committed to partnering with Namibians to protect our shared values and to demonstrate that democracies can deliver for our people and the world in meeting pressing challenges, from food insecurity to peak global forced displacement to pandemic response,” said Zeya.

“In this context, the United States has provided Namibia with US$15.2 million in COVID-19 assistance and US$9 million over the last three years in food security assistance. In addition, an overall US$1 billion in US health assistance has saved the lives of thousands of Namibians,” said Stamp.

“The Under Secretary concluded the trip with a visit to Osire refugee camp and one of Namibia’s nature reserves, the Waterberg Plateau National Park, to see first-hand US-Namibia cooperation that protects Namibia’s natural resources and endangered wildlife from illegal trafficking,” said Stamp.


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