International relations minister Netumbo Nandi- Ndaitwa has said that if President-elect Joe Biden is to return the United States of America to the Paris Agreement and the World Health Organisation, it would be a breath of fresh air for Namibia.
Biden is set to be inaugurated on the 20th of January 2021, taking over from President Donald Trump whose final hours in office have been marked by chaos and an increased isolation of his person.
Ndaitwa has however said Namibia was not exposed to the chaotic trade relations between the US and China and that Washington was generally not economically hostile towards Windhoek.
She substantiated this by the breakthrough realized in Namibian beef exports.
“Every country, your national priority will always come first but we were so disturbed when we saw America withdrawing from very important international instruments. So definitely if the new administration comes in and comes back to those instruments, that is going to be a relief because Namibia will be one of the beneficiaries when some of those instruments are going to be implemented specifically when I talk about the Paris Agreement and the World Health Organization, particularly now when we are still challenged by the Covid-19,” she said.
She said that she expected ambassador Margaret Mensa Williams to broaden the economic elations between the two countries in the Biden era.