Namibia condemns Trump for 'shithole' countries remarks

13 January 2018 | Government

The Namibian government has strongly rebuked utterances made by US President Donald Trump who described El Salvador, Haiti and certain African nations as “shithole” countries during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House on Thursday. "Such language has no place in diplomatic discourse and is contrary to the norms of civility and human progress. Further, it does not contribute to international cooperation. Namibia commend those American people who have disassociated themselves with this derogatory remarks," the international relations ministry said in a statement. The Africa we know and live in is one that is recovering economically and raising. "The USA we know is one that was built with blood and sweat of African slaves and immigrants from all over. Namibia, while associating itself with the tweeted African Union official statement, condemns these utterances and calls on the international community to reject racism in all forms."

Staff Reporter