Wednesday, 23 November 2022, Warsaw, Republic of Poland: Polish President Andrzej Duda received the letters of credence of Namibia’s non-resident top envoy, Ambassador Martin Andjaba during a ceremony held at Belweder Palace, south of Warsaw’s city centre.
Ambassador Andjaba is resident in the Federal Republic of Germany wherein he was accredited on Wednesday, 3 February 2021. His mission includes accreditations to the Republic of Türkiye, the Holy See (accredited since 17 December 2021), the Czech Republic (accredited since 23 February 2022) and the Republic of Poland (accredited since 23 November 2022).
Previous to his ambassadorship, Martin Andjaba served in the capacity as a member of the Namibian Parliament from March 2018 to March 2020. During the latter period he sat in the cabinet, and served as Minister to the Presidency from April 2018 and concurrently as Acting Minister of Education, Arts and Culture from July 2019 to March 2020.
Martin Andjaba was Ambassador of Namibia to the United States of America from September 2010 to March 2018. He was also accredited to The Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama. He was Head of Departmentof Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from September 2006 to August 2010. From September 1996 to August 2006, he was Namibia’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York City. Ambassador Andjaba was leader of the Namibian delegation to the UN Security Council (UNSC) from January 1999 to December 2000.
He was President of the Security Council in August 1999 and October 2000. During the conflict in East Timor, he led two successful Security Council Missions to Indonesia and East Timor in September 1999 and November 2000. The Mission in September 1999 paved the way for the deployment of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) in October 1999. Likewise he served as Chairman of the Security Council Sanctions Committee on Liberia from January 1999 to December 2000. Ambassador Andjaba was a member of the Security Council Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Uganda from 4 to 8 May 2000, which was aimed at assisting the Parties to resolve the conflict in the DRC peacefully. The same delegation proceeded to Ethiopia and Eritrea from 9 to 10 May 2000 with the mandate of persuading the two countries to resolve their border dispute by peaceful means.
During his assignment at the UN, Ambassador Andjaba was also accredited to Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana in the capacity as High Commissioner. Prior to taking up assignment at the UN, Ambassador Andjaba was Chief of Protocol of the Republic of Namibia from March 1990 to August 1996. He attended the Diplomatic Training Course at the University of Namibia in 1990.
For further information
Embassy of the Republic of Namibia: http://www.namibia-botschaft.de
Polish Presidency: https://www.prezydent.pl/aktualnosci/listy-uwierzytelniajace/nowi-ambasadorowie-zlozyli-prezydentowi-rp-listy-uwierzytelniajace,61482