Kenya President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta arrived in Gaborone on Monday morning for a three-day state visit that will see him holding official talks with his Botswana counterpart President Ian Khama, officiate at the Kenya/Botswana Business seminar and tour the Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) and Orapa Mine. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says:
“The two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral cooperation in the different sectors of the economy and how cooperation could be strengthened between the two countries. The visit is a culmination of the excellent relations that subsist between Botswana and Kenya. It also demonstrates the commitment by the two Presidents to work closely together to deepen the scope of bilateral cooperation for the mutual benefit of the people of Botswana and Kenya. Botswana and Kenya established diplomatic relations in 1966.
The cooperation between the two countries has continued to grow in various fields such as trade, agriculture, transport, education, defence, environment and natural resources, tourism, culture and human resource development. During the visit, President Kenyatta is expected to officiate at the Opening of the Botswana-Kenya Business Seminar. He is also expected to tour the Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB), and the Orapa Mine.
His Excellency the President will host President Kenyatta to a State Luncheon. His Excellency President Kenyatta will be accompanied by The First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta, Ministers and Senior Government Officials.”