Botswana President to visit Lesotho on Wednesday

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Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana's president, reacts 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

Botswana’s President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi, will on Wednesday May 19 undertake a Working Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

In a statement, Botswana’s Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation stated that  the President will meet King Letsie III to deliberate on issues of common interest, including the COVID-19 situation to explore common solutions to the problems presented by the pandemic.

The two Heads of State will also discuss ways of strengthening cooperation between their countries through the existing bilateral cooperation framework, the Botswana-Lesotho Joint Commission on Economic and Technical Cooperation (JCETC), which was established in May 2003.

As at now, Botswana and Lesotho cooperate in a number of areas such as judicial matters, education, and capacity building for law enforcement agencies.

While in Lesotho, Masisi will also present Botswana’s candidate for the position of SADC Executive Secretary, Elias Mpedi Magosi.

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