2015 French national day [fr]

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Ambassador of France, Mrs. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni with, at her right, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Peya Mushelenga and, at her left, Patrick Portes, director of the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre and Nahas Angula former Prime Minister.

On the occasion of the 14th of July, H.E. the Ambassador of France in Namibia, Mrs. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, welcomed the French community and a variety of Namibian dignitaries at the Residence of France.

More than 200 people attended the ceremony amongst which were the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and representative of the Namibian government, Honorable Peya Mushelenga, Minister of Land Reform Honorable Uutoni Nujoma, former Prime Minister Nahas Angula, Attorney General Sacky Shangala, Minister of Education Honorable Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, as well as several Deputy Ministers. A range of artists and representatives of civil society also took part in the event.

The Ambassador emphasizes that Namibia is a model for political stability and democracy. Welcoming the rapid growth of renewable energies, she also hopes that the country can pioneer the sector Africa-wide especially in view of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) held in Paris this December.

Sponsors for the event included the following French and Namibian companies : Airbus Hélicopter, Areva, Bollore Africa, CMA CGM Delmas, Colas, EDF, InnoSun, Maurel & Prom, Namsco, Pernod Ricard, Saint Gobain, Total Namibia, Tristone Africa et Aqua Services/Veolia.

Speech of the Ambassador

L'Ambassadeur de France en Namibie, Mme Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, entourée à sa droite par Peya Mushelenga, deputy minister des Relations internationales et de la Coopération et à sa gauche par Patrick Portes, directeur du Centre Culturel Franco-Namibien et Nahas Angula, ancien premier ministre.
Ambassador of France, Mrs. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni with, at her right, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Peya Mushelenga and, at her left, Patrick Portes, director of the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre and Nahas Angula former Prime Minister.

published on 10/08/2015

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