President of Botswana to Visit Bahamas on Terms of Collaboration.

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Botswana President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi, as well as senior members of his Cabinet, will visit The Bahamas this week, the Office of the Prime Minister said yesterday.

“The visit, scheduled from the 12th to the 15th of September 2023, underlines the expanding diplomatic ties between The Bahamas and African nations as our country repositions itself on the global stage,” OPM said.

OPM reported that the Bahamas and Botswana are looking toward possible collaboration in the fields of financial services, education, agriculture, tourism, and the environment.

“As we strive to solidify The Bahamas’ presence on the global stage, fostering strong ties with African countries like Botswana is essential,” Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said. “This visit provides an unparalleled opportunity to deepen our relationship and explore areas for mutual benefit and growth.”

Masisi will visit Davis on Wednesday, “laying the foundation for prospective collaborations that stand to benefit both nations,” OPM said.

“Meetings with counterpart ministers will be held with a view to signing a memorandum on political and technical cooperation that will ensure that institutional relationships are forged now and in the future,” the statement said.

“As is customary during a state visit, a state reception will be held in honor of His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K Masisi.

“This visit signifies the Davis administration’s commitment to strengthening its diplomatic and economic relationships with African countries to diversify the Bahamian local economy and forge closer political and cultural ties between peoples.

“On Friday, 15th September, both leaders will depart for the Group of 77 States Summit on Science, Technology and Innovation.”

In 2000, Botswana’s then-president, Festus Mogae, visited The Bahamas.

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