President Kagame and First Lady in Botswana for a 2-day State visit


President Kagame and First Lady in Botswana for a 2-day State visit

Yanditswe June, 27 2019 at 09:38 AM | 7835 Views

President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame today arrive in Gaborone, Botswana for a two-day State Visit at the invitation of President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana. 

The visit, according to the statement from the office of the president, aims to strengthen bilateral relations. 

"During their stay in Botswana, the President and First Lady will tour the FeedMaster Botswana Facility, a cattle feedlot in the outskirts of Gaborone where they will be shown best practices in upgrading the condition of cattle before it is processed into beef exports," the statement reads in part. 

The two Heads of State will also hold a tête-à-tête as well a joint Press Briefing.

The two countries enjoy cordial relations. Identified areas of cooperation include agri-business, trade, and investment, education, environment and mining among others.

During the President's visit, a General Cooperation Agreement (GCA) will be signed that includes the establishment of a Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation covering the following areas: Inter-Governmental Cooperation, Trade, and Investment, Agriculture, Health, Tourism, Peace and Security, Infrastructure, Energy, Telecommunication, Culture and Education, Scientific Research, Media and Communications.

President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame will  today evening, attend a State Banquet hosted in their honour.

Both Heads of State last met in January 2019 in the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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