WINDHOEK, Aug. 23 – Numerous queries have been made regarding the status of Mr. Christopher Cox in relation to his role in advising the Trump Administration, and as such social media was awash with critical comments.
The Namibian Presidency issued a statement confirming that all routine verifications were conducted, while Mr. Cox is on record throughout media briefings last week, that “his visit to Namibia was his first and done in a private capacity.”
“Mr. Cox also placed it on record that he does not hold a formal advisory role in the US Administration but plays a role in advising informally on Europe and North Africa as and when required,” read the statement.
Furthermore, Cox also indicated that he was exploring business opportunities for a range of clients (mainly from China and the USA), and will be returning with a business delegation to Namibia in early 2018.
“He left with a better impression of Namibia after his meeting with the President who clarified why Namibia is an attractive proposition for locating in as a gateway to the rest of the 300 million strong SADC market. The President did not discuss any specific project proposals or receive any detailed information on any future plans that Mr. Cox may have but it was a courtesy call on the Office of the President and an opportunity to gauge future opportunities and priority investment areas in Namibia,” concluded the statement. – Ignatius Mutasa