The Ambassador

H.E. Mr. Martin Andjaba, presented his credentials to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on 3 February 2021, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Namibia to the Federal Republic of Germany, with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Türkiye, Czech Republic and the Holy See. Ambassador Andjaba brings a unique combination of knowledge and experience in diplomacy and politics.
From 2018-2020 Ambassador Andjaba was a Member of the Namibian Parliament; Minister in the Presidency; concurrently as Acting Minister of Education, Arts and Culture. From September 2010 to March 2018, he was Ambassador of Namibia to the USA and concurrently  accredited to The Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama; from 2006 to 2010, he was Head of Department: Multilateral Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 1996 to 2006 he served as Namibia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in New York; 1999-2000 Leader of the Namibian delegation on the UN Security Council (UNSC); August 1999 and October 2000: President of the UNSC; September 1999 and October 2000 Leader of the UNSC delegation to Indonesia and East Timor. During his assignment at the UN, Ambassador Andjaba was also accredited to Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana; 1990-1996 he was Chief of Protocol of the Republic of Namibia; June 1989 Ambassador Andjaba was repatriated to Namibia together with other SWAPO leaders and cadres. He was appointed Chief of Protocol of the SWAPO Directorate of Elections; 1984-1989 Senior Coordinator, Department of International Relations of SWAPO at the SWAPO Provisional Headquarters in Luanda, Angola; 1986-1989 Secretary of the African Group of Ambassadors in Luanda; 1977 Ambassador Andjaba went into exile and joined the ranks of the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia, SWAPO’s Military Wing Management and trained in Development Studies at the UN Institute for Namibia’s Diplomacy and International Relations at the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy. August 2014: Conferred with the Most Distinguished Order of Namibia: Second Class.