Botswana’s Ministry of International Affairs announced Friday Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique, will undertake a three-day state visit to Botswana from 24 to 26 April 2017.In a statement, the ministry says this will be President Nyusi’s first state visit to Botswana, and it follows a successful visit to Mozambique by Botswana President Ian Khama in May 2016.
During the visit, the two presidents will deliberate on issues of mutual interest, and explore ways and means of deepening relations between the two countries.
“President Nyusi will officially open the Botswana-Mozambique Business Forum on 25 April. He is also scheduled to visit Impact Genetics, a cattle genetics company, and the Diamond Trading Centre Botswana (DTCB),” according to the statement.
Botswana and Mozambique established formal diplomatic relations in 1975. To further strengthen bilateral cooperation, the two countries signed a Joint Permanent Commission on Cooperation (JPCC) in 2005.
This bilateral mechanism provides a platform to promote and explore cooperation in various areas of development, such as energy, agriculture, health, education, transport and communications.