Kagame in maiden official visit to Botswana

APA-Gaborone (Botswana)

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is due in Gaborone on Thursday for a two-day visit to Botswana, becoming the first-ever Rwandan head of state to visit the southern African country.

Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation spokesperson Katlego Letsholo said Kagame would be in Botswana until 28 June and that the visit is at the invitation of President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

According to Letsholo, the visit “marks a pinnacle moment” in the relations between Botswana and Rwanda as this would be the first high-level visit at head of state and government level.

He said the visit would afford the two leaders “an invaluable opportunity to exchange views on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.”

“Having successfully complete its transition to a post-conflict country, Rwanda is now one of the best performing nations on the African continent and it is touted as an emerging economy to watch,” said Letsholo.

The state visit is expected to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Botswana and Rwanda in various sectors development, according to the official.


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