Germany optimistic that genocide talks could be concluded soon

Germany optimistic that genocide talks could be concluded soon

Germany is optimistic that talks between Namibia and Germany over the 1904 to 1908 Namibia genocide will be concluded soon.
Sonja Kreibich, Head of the Directorate for Southern Africa at Germany's Federal Foreign Office says these talks have been going on for a while now and Germany sees the need to conclude them.
Kreibich says it is also never good to talk about a matter for too long because there is political momentum that needs to be maintained.
She points out that basic objectives of these talks are to recognise Germany's difficult colonial past.
She adds that it is highly likely that the agreement measures will include measures for joint reconcilliation and Namibian institutions and civil society will play a central role to give life to the agreement.
Kreibich was speaking during a meeting in Berlin with a group of nine Namibians who are on an information tour to Germany.
Namibian and German special envoys have held several rounds of talks since 2015.