The Ministry of Foreign Affairs tracks Namibia’s foreign policy agenda through initiatives in areas of economic diplomacy and development, educational cooperation, and support for gender-related issues. The ministry’s diverse duties are discharged through its head office in Windhoek and at its 24 or so missions around the world. The President of Namibia accredits, receives and recognises ambassadors, plenipotentiaries, diplomatic representatives and other diplomatic officers, consuls and consular officers.
Namibia currently maintains diplomatic relations with countries from southern Africa, Europe and North America, as well as several other Commonwealth countries. Through their embassies, high commissions and consulates, based in Windhoek, around 29 diplomatic missions maintain official diplomatic relations with Namibia, working as development partners that provide general support to the Namibian government.
Namibia’s foreign policy is based on the principles of non-alignment, seeking peaceful resolutions and a commitment to achieving African unity and increasing cooperation between developing countries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ diverse duties are discharged through its head office in Windhoek and at its 24 or so embassies, high commissions and consulates around the world.