About Namibia Features.
H.E. Mr. Clemens Handuukeme Kashuupulwa
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Namibia to the Russian Federation
I welcome all our actual and potential partners to the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in Moscow, the Russian Federation.
Namibia is a modern and accessible country with excellent infrastructure and business opportunities, making it an undisputable gateway to Southern Africa.
Namibia offers an excellent transport, communication and banking infrastructure. The Port of Walvisbay has demonstrated extensive growth on annual basis. The Namibian Ports Authority – Namport leads the state of the art growth, as well as the transport corridors linking Walvisbay not only to landlocked countries, such as Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but also to Angola- to the West on the Atlantic Ocean, South Africa, and Mozambique - to the East on the Indian Ocean.
In view of our policy of economic diplomacy, the Embassy in Moscow continues to market Namibia as the most excellent destination for tourists and an ideal country for trade and investment.
Namibia is truly one of the most politically stable countries in Africa, where peace and tranquility is real and the footprint of democracy vividly visible.
The Government and the people of Namibia are committed to democracy and respect the rule of law. While Namibia has a rich ethnic diversity, today its people are united as one, thanks to the Government’s foresight policy of national reconciliation.
On the tourism sector, our valued partners are invited to visit Namibia and experience the fantastic diversity of plant and animal life as well as the strikingly different climate and land formations found in the country. Whatever your destination, in the breadth and length of Namibia, no two days will be the same. Each region of the country has something different to offer, inspired by the elements, the surroundings and natural materials. Visit Namibia and experience all the country’s natural wonders and resources. Every year, more and more of those who made wise decisions to visit the country as tourists discover the breathtaking beauty of Namibia with its magnificent wealth of cultures, the endless desert, wildlife and spectacular scenery. Namibia’s striking landscape and clean environment makes it an exceptionally attractive place to visit.
Namibia is a country with abundance of natural resources, among them, a wide range of mineral deposits including world class gem diamonds and uranium, copper, lead, zinc, semi-precious stones, industrial minerals, salt and fluorspar.
Namibia’s water are rich in fish and other marine resources, with both demersal and pelagic species, which place the country among the top ten (10) nations in the international fishing sector.
Namibia’s agricultural sector is also very critically imperative to the country’s economy with a thriving red meat industry and the cultivation of crops such as maize, wheat, pearl millet, sorghum, beans and cotton.
As the Namibia Government’s development strategy puts industrialization to afore, one of the main tasks of the Embassy in Moscow is to interest and attract investors in the field of setting up joint venture manufacturing industries and assembling plants to produce different goods and materials in Namibia. The Namibian Government is very keen and willing to facilitate such processes and render necessary support to the serious investors in this regard.
As the Namibian Government strives to achieve its goal and vision of becoming a developed industrialised nation by 2030, one of the prime tasks of the Embassy in Moscow is to seek and promote maximum cooperation in the sphere of education and training of as many Namibian students as possible in the countries of accreditation. The objective is to produce a critical mass of well trained and highly skilled professionals who would steer the country’s industrialization and development process.
On the market side, Namibia has preferential access to about 200 million inhabitants of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as one of the 15 member states.
Namibia also belongs to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) affording duty and quota free to the markets of Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland.
Namibia is a signatory to the Cotonou Agreement, giving the country duty free access to the European Union for a wide range of manufactured and agricultural products. To those who would make wise decisions to invest in Namibia, the country will offer among the most attractive fiscal incentives in Africa via the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) regime. Namibia offers an advantageous legislative and fiscal environment and a government keen to foster active private business and entrepreneurship, the engines of economic growth and prosperity.
Please do not hesitate to call or visit the Embassy for more information on Namibia. We will be pleased to attend to your inquiries.
Former Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to the Russian Federation