SADC: COOPERATION/SNA/8/5/18 SABANews 1
VICTORIA – President MOKGWEETSI MASISI of BOTSWANA has visited yet another SADC country on his tour of the region following his inauguration on the FIRST of APRIL.
He has met with the President DANNY FAURE of SEYCHELLES and discussed the various bilateral engagements of the TWO countries, mainly on the positive ties they share in the field of education.
BOTSWANA and SEYCHELLES have a SEPTEMBER 2015 deal under which secondary school teachers from the western INDIAN Ocean island nation can pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of BOTSWANA.
SEYCHELLES national news agency, SNA, says in exchange, teachers from BOTSWANA can fill the shortage of teachers in different schools in SEYCHELLES.
It says the TWO leaders and their respective delegations had breakfast before the morning meeting, to enhance relations in the context of a proposed General Cooperation Agreement.
President MASISI has visited the SEYCHELLES Botanical Gardens after his meeting at State House, and has taken part in a tree planting activity before leaving on TUESDAY afternoon.
The 55-year-old BOTSWANA Leader is the FIFTH Head of State after President IAN KHAMA, who stepped down after completing the constitutional maximum of 10 years in office.
SNA says the next general elections in BOTSWANA are scheduled to take place in October 2019.
BOTSWANA and SEYCHELLES are members of the SADC Regional economic BLOCK comprising 15 member states.
SADC came into being in 1992 with commitment to regional integration and poverty eradication within Sub-SAHARAN AFRICA, through economic development as well as ensuring peace and security./Sabanews/cam