SADC: POLITICS/THE HERALD/9/2/18 SABANews 1
GABORONE – President SERETSE KHAMA IAN KHAMA of BOTSWANA has invited the new ZIMBABWEAN Head of State for a State visit to his country.
THE HERALD newspaper of ZIMBABWE quotes a statement from the government of BOTSWANA as saying EMMERSON MNANGAGWA will be in GABORONE for TWO days.
It says the TWO leaders are scheduled to discuss a number of matters of mutual interest on MONDAY and TUESDAY.
President MNANGAGWA will take along Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Retired Lieutenant-General SIBUSISO MOYO and other senior Government officials, as well as a business delegation to the neighbouring country.
The government of BOTSWANA says the Joint Permanent Commission on Cooperation will discuss a wide range of issues.
It says the talks aim to broaden and deepen bilateral ties in areas such as trade and investment promotion, energy, control of trans-boundary animal diseases, and tourism promotion.
Delegates to the meeting will further discuss matters of education, health, shared water courses, transportation, and cultural cooperation to mention but a few.
President MNANGAGWA has been to SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQUE, ANGOLA, ZAMBIA and NAMIBIA, apprising his counterparts on political developments in the country since he came to power last NOVEMBER.
The ZIMBABWEAN Leader took over from former President ROBERT MUGABE, who left office after running the SADC country for 37 years./Sabanews/cam