WINDHOEK: President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Sunday morning left for the United States of America, where he will join other world leaders in attending the 67th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
The General Assembly is set to start on Monday with the first high-level meeting devoted to the rule of law on national and international level, a day before the general debate opens at the UN Headquarters in New York.
As decided in resolution A/RES/66/102, a number of speakers will be addressing the General Assembly on Monday, including Assembly President Vuk Jeremic, who was serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia at the time of his election in June this year.
Also expected to speak are UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as well as representatives of Member States, observers and non-governmental organisations.
Prime Minister Nahas Angula, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Nickey Iyambo, Presidential Affairs Minister and Attorney-General Albert Kawana, and other Senior Government officials were at Eros Airport to see off the Head of State.
The Presidential Falcon jet took off at 06h25.
President Pohamba is being accompanied by First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba.
Foreign Affairs Minister Utoni Nujoma also forms part of the delegation, but he left for New York on an earlier flight, while Minister of Justice Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana will join Pohamba there later this week.
The Head of State and his delegation are expected back home on Saturday.