Germany did more than bring one bull: diplomat

Germany did more than bring one bull: diplomat

GERMANY has done a lot to assist Namibia overcome poverty and to achieve development since Independence, the German Ambassador said yesterday.

Speaking at Germany’s 17th Day of Unification in Windhoek, Ambassador Arne Freiherr von Kittlitz und Ottendorf said Germany, as the former colonial power in Namibia, was well aware of its historic ties to its erstwhile colony. “Relations with Namibia remain very important; both our countries enjoy a strong partnership which is still growing.There always remains the memory of our common history whose traces are still so visible (today).”May I add here that there are more of these traces than the offspring of one Simmentaler bull,” he said.Von Kittlitz was hinting at a speech made by Lands Minister Jerry Ekandjo in Parliament last week.Ekandjo claimed that the German colonial power “brought nothing to the country except one Simmentaler bull”.”Relations with Namibia remain very important; both our countries enjoy a strong partnership which is still growing.There always remains the memory of our common history whose traces are still so visible (today).”May I add here that there are more of these traces than the offspring of one Simmentaler bull,” he said.Von Kittlitz was hinting at a speech made by Lands Minister Jerry Ekandjo in Parliament last week.Ekandjo claimed that the German colonial power “brought nothing to the country except one Simmentaler bull”.

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