According to a statement from Botswana’s Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation, President Kagame’s visit marks an exciting moment in the relations between Botswana and Rwanda, as this is the first at the head of state and government level.
President Mokgweetsi has been leading Botswana since April 2018.
The visit is an opportunity to exchange views on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.
The visit is also expected to provide Botswana with a golden opportunity to learn from Rwanda’s ’wealthy technological advancement’ into the fourth industrial revolution.
Rwanda is one of the best performing nations on the African continent and is touted as an emerging economy to watch.
Kagame visits Botswana after completing a working visit in Madagascar where he attended the 59th anniversary of Madagascar Independence Day.
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 President’s visit will leave, a General Cooperation Agreement (GCA) signed for 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.
The two Heads of State will also hold a tête-à-tête as well a joint Press Briefing.
Both Heads of State last met in January 2019 in the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The two countries enjoy cordial relations in different areas of cooperation including agri-business, trade, and investment, education, environment and mining among others.