David Ochieng Mbewa
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi will visit Zambia and Zimbabwe Wednesday on working visits to discuss bilateral, regional and continental issues, the Ministry of International Affairs and Co-operation in Gaborone said in a statement.
President Masisi, who will undertake the visit in his capacity as chairman of the South African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, is expected to meet with his Zambian and Zimbabwean counterparts Presidents Edgar Lungu and Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The trio, the statement added, is also expected to discuss “common solutions” to the social and economic challenges facing their nations brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
President Masisi will also take the opportunity to present Botswana’s candidate for SADC Executive Secretary, Mr Elias Magosi.
During a visit to Malawi earlier this month, President Masisi secured the backing of President Lazarus Chakwera in advancing Mr Magosi’s candidacy.
President Masisi will be accompanied by senior government officials including Minister of International Affairs and Co-operation Lemogang Kwape and Minister of Basic Education Fidelis Molao.
The delegation is expected to return to the capital Gaborone on the same day. – CGTN