Namibian Founding President Nujoma to receive "Francisco de Miranda" honorific distinction from Venezuela

2021-02-22 14:05:53 GMT2021-02-22 22:05:53(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

WINDHOEK, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Namibian Founding President Sam Nujoma will be conferred with the Francisco de Miranda Order in its first class by the Venezuelan government next month, his foundation announced Monday.

According to a statement by the Sam Nujoma Foundation, the former Namibian president will be conferred with the distinction in a virtual platform in line with the move to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

"President Nicolas Maduro of the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela will confer the Francisco de Miranda Order, in its first class to Sam Nujoma, Founding President of the Republic of Namibia and Father of the Namibian nation on March 3, 2021," the statement said.

Nujoma's foundation added that the order is meant to praise Venezuelans and foreigners who have contributed to the sciences, the progress of the country or humanity. Enditem