Khama Hails Bilateral Relations

President Lieutenant General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has commended the excellent relations between governments of Botswana and Namibia.

"We have been excellent neighbours. We should continue cementing these good relations," President Khama said at Office of the President on Monday when welcoming Namibia President Dr Hage Geingob, who is on a two-day state visit to Botswana.

The two heads of state held talks accompanied by Cabinet Ministers before the Namibian President met Speaker of Botswana Parliament and addressed the House in the afternoon.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) stated that the two leaders were to deliberate on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The two countries share bilateral cooperation in areas such as agriculture, defence and security, shared water courses, transport and communications, tourism development, education, immigration, mining and energy issues.

Dr Geingob, who was undertaking a state visit to Botswana for the first time, said he was honoured to visit the country.

The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on wild-lands, fire and other forest management issues.

Signing on behalf of Botswana was the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Eric Molale while the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Mr John Mutorwa represented Namibia.

Source: Botswana Daily News