Relations between Turkey and Namibia

The existing friendly relations between Turkey and Namibia dates back to the early 1960’s, when Namibia's struggle for independence and freedom has begun.

In this context, Turkey supported the UN Security Council Resolution No: 2145 in 1966, as the “co-sponsor” from the Western Group, which put an end to the mandate regime.

Following this decision, Turkey was one of the founding members of the UN Council for Namibia and as an active member made various important and noteworthy contributions to the UN Namibia Fund and the UN Institute for Namibia.

Relations with Namibia gained a momentum with the opening of the Turkish Embassy on January 4, 2012 in Windhoek. Namibia does not yet have an Embassy in Turkey.

Foreign Ministers of both countries met at the margins of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in İstanbul and 2017 UN General Assembly in New York.

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) opened a regional office in Namibia in 2014, as in running its regional activities through the said office.

The trade volume between Namibia and Turkey in 2017 was 56,2 million US Dollars (Exports from Turkey- 55,4 million US Dollars; imports to Turkey-766.000 US Dollars).

Turkish Airlines and Air Namibia concluded a Code Sharing Agreement in February 2017.

Namibian diplomats have attended training programs administered by the Diplomatic Academy of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.