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Windhoek [Namibia], June 5 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday visited Namibian Independence Museum and called it a reminder of Global South solidarity.

Jaishankar on Sunday arrived in Windhoek to further strengthen relations with Namibia. He was received by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia, Jenelly Matundu.

Taking to Twitter, EAM Jaishankar wrote, "Visited the Namibian Independence Museum. A powerful reminder of a shared struggle and the Global South solidarity."Upon arrival in Namibia, EAM Jaishankar in a tweet stated, "Arrived in Windhoek. Thank Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia, Jenelly Matundu for receiving me so warmly. Look forward to a productive visit that takes our time-tested ties forward."On Sunday, Jaishankar addresed the Indian diaspora in Namibia. He said that the condolence messages and the outpouring of suppot that he received in the wake of the horrific train accident in Odisha shows how connected the world is with India.

"A lot of leaders from all over the world and the foreign minister from here [Namibia] also has expressed solidarity and sent sympathy," EAM Jaishankar said while addressing the Indian diaspora in Namibia on Sunday.

"I received many messages and foreign ministers and friends from across the world. The Prime Minister also received lots of messages. This is an example of how globalised today's world is and how the world is connected with India," he added.

Before arriving in the Namibian capital on Sunday, the External Affairs Minister was in Cape Town, South Africa to attend the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

In Cape Town, Jaishankar invoked the three-decade-old ties between India and South Africa stating that there is a very "deeply emotional" connection between the two countries. (ANI)

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