October 5, 2023
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. received the letter of credence from His Excellency Herman Pule Diamonds, Non-Resident Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Namibia to the Philippines, in a ceremony at the Reception Hall in Malacañan Palace.
In his brief remarks, the Namibian envoy emphasized that both Namibia and the Philippines share common interests espoused in the United Nations’ (UN) Agenda 2030 towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In response, the Chief Executive reaffirmed the Philippines’ commitment to strengthen partnerships that are mutually beneficial to both countries.
Diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Namibia were established on May 17, 1996. Since then, Filipino professionals and experts in various fields, particularly in agriculture, education and health, have contributed to Namibia’s socio-economic development after gaining independence from South Africa in 1990.
As of 2020, there are 182 Filipinos residing in Namibia. Trade relations between the two countries recorded a total of US$166,748.