Botswana: Khama Visits Mozambique

President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama will undertake a three-day state visit to Mozambique from May 23 to 25 at the invitation of president of Mozambique, Mr Felipe Jacinto Nyusi.

A press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says the state visit was preceded by the fifth session of the Botswana-Mozambique Joint Permanent Commission on Cooperation (JPCC) on May 20 -21.

The JPCC, as per the release, discussed issues aimed at broadening the scope of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

“Botswana and Mozambique enjoy excellent relations underpinned by close historical ties, which were forged during the liberation struggle in Southern Africa,” says the release.

It further says the relations have also been strengthened by the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1975.

In 2004, Mozambique established a resident diplomatic mission in Gaborone.

Botswana reciprocated by establishing a resident diplomatic mission in Maputo in 2012.

President Khama will be accompanied by the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Eric Molale, the Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Mr Kitso Mokaila, the Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr Tshenolo Mabeo and other senior government officials.

The President and his delegation are expected home on Wednesday.

Source: Botswana Daily News