Khama arrives in Namibia

05 Feb 2018 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 05 FEB (NAMPA) – The President of Botswana, Lieutenant-General Seretse Khama Ian Khama arrived in Namibia on Monday on a two-day State visit.
During his visit, he will hold discussions on bilateral cooperation between Botswana and Namibia with his Namibian counterpart, Hage Geingob.
In a statement issued last week, Minister of Presidential Affairs Frans Kapofi said Namibia views the visit as an opportunity to further strengthen the existing cordial relations between the two countries.
“The bilateral relations between Namibia and Botswana are founded on strong political, economic, cultural and historic ties, which have contributed to increased trade between the two countries,” Kapofi said.
The two presidents are also expected to sign the Boundary Treaty between Namibia and Botswana.
The two countries share demographic, geographical and historic similarities, with Namibia’s Omaheke Region hosting a large contingent of the Batswana people.
SeTswana, the language spoken by Batswana, is also recognised as one of Namibia’s local languages.
After serving as Commander of the Botswana Defence Force, Khama entered politics and served as Vice-President of Botswana from 1998 to 2008.
He then succeeded Festus Mogae as president on 01 April 2008.
Khama won a full term in the 2009 election and was re-elected in October 2014.