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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

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