Namibia extends congratulations to Tanzania on its 60th union anniversary-Xinhua

Namibia extends congratulations to Tanzania on its 60th union anniversary

Source: Xinhua| 2024-04-26 03:14:00|Editor: huaxia

WINDHOEK, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's President Nangolo Mbumba congratulated Tanzania on Thursday, as the nation marked the 60th anniversary of the Union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

In a message to the people and government of Tanzania, Mbumba celebrated the historic milestone, emphasizing the importance of unity, development, and prosperity achieved over the past six decades.

He recalled the pivotal role played by Tanzania in supporting Namibia's liberation struggle against apartheid colonialism and highlighted Tanzania's hospitality toward Namibian freedom fighters and its contribution to their training, as well as its advocacy for Namibia's cause at the United Nations.

"Tanzania was not only the hotbed of political organization for SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organization) by hosting the Consultative Congress in 1969 at Tanga, but it was also equally a key transit point for Namibians en route to different destinations in pursuit of education," Mbumba said.

The Namibian leader underscored the enduring friendship and shared vision for a prosperous future between Namibia and Tanzania, rooted in their common struggle for liberation and commitment to African unity.

"In our common fight during the second phase of our struggle, that of economic emancipation, let us continue to strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation between Namibia and Tanzania," he said.

Let us collectively strive for the prosperity and well-being of our people and harness the potential of our bilateral partnership to address the myriad challenges facing our continent, including poverty, inequality, and climate change, he said.

The anniversary commemorates the historic merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar on April 26, 1964, which established the United Republic of Tanzania.