WINDHOEK, Namibia, May 16, 2017/APO/ — From 10 till 11 May 2017, Hon. Bodo Ramelow, Minister-President (Governor) of the Free State of Thuringia, visited Namibia. He attended the Twelfth Lutheran World Federation Assembly and had meetings with H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Dr. Zed Ngavirue, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Namibia, and Hon. Sophia Shaningwa, Minister of Rural and Urban Development of the Republic of Namibia. He also visited a low-cost residential building by the Thuringian company Polycare. Hon. Ramelow also attended the reception hosted by H.E. the President of the Republic on the occasion of the Opening of the Twelfth Lutheran World Federation Assembly where 32 musicians from Germany where performing.
Thuringia is the location of many places which played an important role during the Christian Reformation spearheaded by Dr. Martin Luther, including Wartburg Castle where Dr. Luther translated the Bible into German. The Lutheran World Federation Assembly also celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.
Distributed by APO on behalf of The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany – Windhoek.