About the Embassy

Namibia and Angola enjoy excellent and solid bilateral relations.
Angola is one of the first countries that Namibia established diplomatic relations with after independence. Namibia will always remember the unconditional and unwavering support rendered during the struggle for independence by the government and the people of Angola.

The Embassy in Angola is concurrently accredited to Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe. The objective of the mission if so strengthens the already existing strong historical relations that date back when Namibia was fighting for independence, as well as to boost trade through economic diplomacy. Taking into account that the two countries share a long common border, the mission’s other objective is to strengthen people to people cooperation and regional integration. The Mission further strives to achieve the followings:
  • To promote, strengthen and maintain the bilateral relations between Namibia and countries the Mission is accredited to.
  • To protect the national interest of Namibia as defined in the Constitution, Vision 2030, National Development Plans, and the Harambee Prosperity Plan.
  • To promote Namibia’s Foreign Policy as defined under Article 96 of Namibia Constitution.
  • Advance economic, cultural, technical and scientific interests.
The mission promotes trade and investment through platforms such as the Namibia Week, which is organized at every independence celebration, and this usually involves inviting Namibian companies to showcase their products. The mission arranges for Namibian companies to attend the Annual Angolan Trade Fair (FILDA). The mission also promotes Namibia businesses and products at all expos and fairs held in Angola.
Namibia and Angola enjoy excellent and solid bilateral relations. In 2014 the two countries held a successful Joint Commission in Luanda covering a wide range of areas, such as water, energy, health, law enforcement, education, culture.
Other achievements include the successful repatriation of the remains of SWAPO Leaders who passed on during the of the liberation struggle in Angola, the rehabilitation of the graves in Lubango and Kwanza Sul where heroes and heroines of the struggle for independence are buried. In May 2016 the mission was involved in the mobilization and organization of the successful pilgrimage of Cassinga Massacre survivors to Cassinga and Tsetekela.
The mission has also successfully organized a seminar between Ex-combatants of the two countries sharing experiences on the liberation struggle as well as on resolution 435, the battle of Quitoa as well as other shared battles. The seminars usually take place during the celebration for independence.
Trade between the two countries have increased over the years, many Angolans now consider Namibia a top tourist destination. More Namibian products such meat, dairy produce are exported to Angola.
    The following are Agreements and MoU’s signed between the Republics of Angola and Namibia:
  • Agreement on the Supply of Electric Power to the Border Regions of the Kunene and Kuando Kubango in the Republic of Angola.
  • Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (TFCA) between the Skeleton Coast Park and Iona Park.
  • Protocol of Cooperation between Namibia Broadcasting Cooperation and National Radio of Angola.
  • Addendum to the Agreement on the Movement of Movement and People and Goods along the Common Border.
  • Namibia-Angola Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation – Joint Trade Committee Terms of Reference.
  • Agreement between the Ministry of Safety and Security of the Republic of Namibia and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Angola on Security and Public Order Cooperation.
  • Agreement on Technical Cooperation in the Field of Health along the Common Border Areas.
  • Protocol of Cooperation between the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture.
  • Treaty between the Republic of Namibia and the Republic of Angola on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.
  • Agreement between the Namibia Investment Centre (NIC) and the National Agency for Private Investment (ANIP) on Investment Promotion Cooperation.
  • Protocol on Fisheries and Aquaculture between the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia and the Ministry of Fisheries of the Republic of Angola.
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Diplomatic Consultations between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Namibia and Angola.
  • Trilateral Agreement establishing the Benguela Current Commission between Angola, Namibia and South Africa.
  • Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of the Republic of Namibia and the Ministry of Ex-Combatants of the Republic of Angola.
  • Agreement on the Baynes Hydro Power Project.
  • Technical Cooperation Agreement in the field of Health along the common borders especially the successful Malaria initiative.
    These Agreements and MoU’s have boosted trade, increased tourism, helped combat crime. The Agreement on Health along the common borders led to the Malaria initiative, which in 2014 a Malaria eradication campaign was held at Santa Clara in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO).
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