a. There is an inextricable link between peace and security on the one hand and sustainable development on the other. Hence, Namibia will continue to participate effectively and promote the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan, which deals with social and economic integration, including the Strategic Indicative Plan of the Organ for Politics, Defence and Security dealing with peace and security.
b. During HPPII, Namibia will work within Regional Security Arrangements to create a collective security framework based on the SADC Protocol on Politics, Defense and Security Cooperation. As and when necessary, Namibia will participate in regional and international Defence and Security initiatives, towards peacekeeping operations within the SADC, AU and UN.
c. To firmly position Namibia as a logistical hub, Namibia will firmly support the development and maintenance of transport infrastructure and services, deepen integration, to embed regional connectivity and value chains. The country will continue to accentuate relevant sectors in the SADC Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan.
d. Informed by the SADC Industrialization Strategy and to continue to create youth employment, in line with the theme on “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment”, from the 38th SADC Summit which Namibia Chaired, will be spearheaded at SADC deliberations and mainstreamed at other multilateral fora. This strategy will be bolstered by strong participation from the private sector as well as through concerted efforts at promoting vocational training in areas relevant to the productive sectors of the economy. The objective will be to empower the youth with skills that would enable them to be both self-employable and marketable to relevant sectoral opportunities in the economy.