End of an Era – U.S. Embassy in Windhoek Marks Historic Transition

Raising of the U.S. Flag on 38 Metje Street

Windhoek – On Friday, January 26, 2024, the American flag was ceremonially lowered, and the Great Seal was respectfully removed at the old U.S. Embassy on 14 Lossen Street, marking the closure of a significant chapter in the longstanding relationship between the United States and Namibia.  Moments later, the American flag proudly rose at the new U.S. Embassy on 38 Metje Street, signifying the full operational commencement of the new diplomatic facility in Windhoek.

For nearly 34 years, 14 Lossen Street stood as a symbol of partnership, diplomacy, and shared history.  The closing of the old U.S. chancery building represents not just a physical transition but a significant moment in the evolution of the U.S.-Namibia relationship.  The legacy and memories created on 14 Lossen Street will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who have been part of this remarkable journey.

Ambassador Randy Berry remarked on this historic occasion, stating, “today, we close a meaningful chapter in the book on the U.S.-Namibia relationship, and we begin to write a new one.  As we transition to the new embassy, it’s essential to preserve, honor, and understand our shared history.  The move represents the commitment of the United States to continue building on the strong foundation established over the years.”

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek is now fully operational at the new site and symbolizes the future of U.S.-Namibia collaboration.  The state-of-the-art facility is equipped to meet the evolving diplomatic, consular, health, and cultural needs, providing a platform for enhanced engagement between the two nations.

The transition ceremony was attended by embassy employees who celebrated and reflected on the importance of this moment in bilateral relations.  With the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek’s transition to its new home, both nations look forward to continued collaboration, strengthened ties, and the deepening of the partnership that will contribute to the shared narrative of U.S.-Namibia friendship.

Link to the ceremony of the lowering and raising of the U.S. flag: https://fb.watch/pTgxVqT3sc/

Herewith New Address:
U.S. Embassy Windhoek
38 Metje Street
Klein Windhoek
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