Mokgweetsi E K Masisi embarks on state trip to Mozambique

President Dr Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi has embarked on a three day State Visit to Mozambique on the invitation of Mozambican President

Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi embarks on state trip to Mozambique, Image: facebook
Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi embarks on state trip to Mozambique, Image: facebook

Botswana: President of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi E K Masisi has embarked on a State Visit to Mozambique. The three visit will start on July 10 and conclude on July 12, 2024. The President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi extended an invitation to President Masisi.

The two nations enjoy a deep and longstanding relations with each other. The two leaders have been working together to realize several projects of mutual importance for the nations.

The President’s visit follows the recently concluded 8th Session of the Botswana-Mozambique Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation (JPCC) The session was hosted in Maputo from July 6 to 8, 2024.

After the discussions which formed part of the 8th JPCC session, President Masisi and President Nyusi will be overseeing the signing of Memoranda of Understanding and Agreements on Cooperation between the two nations.

Botswana and Mozambique are expected to work together in the areas of road infrastructure, agriculture, livestock, food security, as well as security and public order. The three day state visit to Mozambique will help in fostering better international relations

During the State Visit, the President will hold Official Talks with his Mozambican counterpart. During his three day trip, he will also participate in a ceremony at the Heroes Monument.

During the ceremony, President Mokgweetsi E K Masisi will lay a wreath of flowers, and visit the Cahora Bassa Hydro Plant.

The President will also take part in a Tripartite Summit involving the Presidents of Botswana, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. During the Tripartite Summit, the three Heads of State will discuss the Techobanine Port Project and the Limpopo Railway Line.

These projects entail constructing a deep-water port and a railway line to connect the three countries.

The President’s delegation comprises of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs; Defence and Security; Transport and Public Works; Agriculture; Minerals and Energy; Trade and Industry; Communications, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development and Senior Government Officials.

President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi and his delegation will return to Gaborone on July 12 2024