EU chief hails partnership with Botswana

Jetting in: Borrell is due to meet Kwape and Magosi tomorrow (Saturday) PIC: EUROPARL.EUROPA.EU
Jetting in: Borrell is due to meet Kwape and Magosi tomorrow (Saturday) PIC: EUROPARL.EUROPA.EU

The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, is due in Botswana tomorrow (Saturday). Ahead of the visit, he tells Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI that Botswana is a strategic partner for the EU in Africa, with plenty of opportunities for cooperation

Mmegi: Kindly elaborate on the reasons for the visit to Botswana and what position this country holds in terms of strategic interest or importance to the European Union?Borrell: The EU and Botswana are like-minded partners.

We share an excellent partnership and for the EU Botswana is a reliable partner, which we can count on, also because of its constructive voice at the multilateral level. Botswana stands out as a stable democratic nation with a strong commitment to human rights and good governance and has always been considered as a role model of peace, stability and democracy in the region.

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