Namibia–United States relations

Namibia–United States relations

Namibia – United States relations
Map indicating locations of Namibia and USA


United States

Namibia – United States relations are bilateral relations between Namibia and the United States.


U.S.-Namibian relations are very good and continue to improve. Characterized by shared democratic values, commitment to rule of law, and respect for human rights, the bilateral relationship has been strengthened through trade ties and U.S. assistance programs. Namibia has seized opportunities created by AGOA. Currently the SACU countries and the U.S. are negotiating a Trade, Investment and Development Cooperation Agreement, scheduled to be signed in 2008. Namibia has been included in President Bush's International Mother and Child HIV Initiative and the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) bilateral presence in Namibia has been extended until 2010. In addition to the Embassy, the Centers for Disease Control, Peace Corps, and the Defense Department have offices in Windhoek. Namibia is also in the process of negotiating a Compact agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation with a target signing date of mid-2008.

Principal U.S. Embassy Officials

  • Ambassador--Dennise Mathieu
  • Deputy Chief of Mission—Eric D. Benjaminson
  • Public Affairs Officer—Ray Castillo
  • Political Officer—Mark J. Cassayre
  • Economic/Commercial Officer—Adrienne Galanek
  • Consular Officer—John La Rochelle
  • USAID Director—Elzadia Washington-Danaux
  • Defense Attache—LTC Michael Kelley, USAF
  • Peace Corps Country Director—Hannah Baldwin


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]

External links

  • History of Namibia - U.S. relations
  • US Policy on Namibia from the Dean Peter Krogh Foreign Affairs Digital Archives

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