Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi to visit Malawi

Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana's president, speaks during an interview in Gaborone, Botswana, on Monday, May 14, 2018. Botswana is the worlds biggest diamond producer after Russia, and most of its gems are mined by Debswana, a 50-50 joint venture between the government and De Beers. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana’s president.  Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected to pay a working visit to Malawi next Monday at the invitation of his Malawian counterpart Lazarus Chakwera.

During the working visit, the two Southern African presidents will exchange views on bilateral and regional issues of mutual interests, including potential areas of cooperation between Botswana and Malawi, said the Botswanan Ministry of International Affairs and Corporation in a press release issued Friday.

Masisi will use the opportunity to solicit support for Botswana’s candidate Elias Magosi for the position of executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), according to the press release.

Over the years, the two SADC members have benefitted from a cooperation agenda that has facilitated collaboration in various areas such as education and training in defense and security, the release said.

Masisi and his entourage, which will include Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, Lemogang Kwape, will return the same day.