Venaani to meet Merkel

Germany trip to look at genocide issues

08 December 2016 | Politics

Opposition leader McHenry Venaani is travelling to Germany to forge ties with political parties and will also meet Angela Merkel where the issue of genocide reparations will be discussed.

DTA leader McHenry Venaani is expected to visit Germany for talks that include land reform and the Nama and OvaHerero genocide talks. He leaves on Friday.

Party spokesperson Vipuaa Muharukua yesterday explained at a press briefing that the party had over the past two years sent various delegations on important missions to continental sister parties in a bid to strengthen the country''s democracy.

According to him Venaani will start his journey in Munich where he is expected to meet with the Bavarian prime minister and leader of the Christian Social Union, Horst Seehofer.

“During this meeting, matters of cooperation in areas of democracy, vocational training and agricultural modernisation will feature, as well as Namibian and German relations,” he said.

Venaani is also expected to meet with the secretary-general of the International Democrat Union (IDU), Christian Kattner, to discuss issues including the development and the initiation of the DTA to become a full member of the IDU.

“While in Berlin our party president shall also be one of the first Namibian leaders to meet with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. This will be a very important meeting and the pinnacle of his trip to Germany,” said Muharukua.

He added that the Nama and OvaHerero genocide issue is an Achilles heel for the Germans and their government.

“The other is perhaps the question of land reform as this too is a burning issue that needs the attention of both our nations. However it is not prudent to delve into the agenda of the meeting. Let us wait and see until Venaani returns,” he said.

Muharukua emphasised that his party respects the fact that the Namibian nation is subject to the rule of the democratically elected government. However, the party also believes that the Nama and the OvaHerero people must be included in the two governments'' negotiations on reparations.

JEMIMA BEUKES

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