President Mokgweetsi Masisi will travel to Beijing, China tomorrow at the invitation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, government has announced.
Masisi is leaving August 29 on a state visit until September 2, 2018.
“During the state visit, His Excellency the President will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart; wherein they will deliberate on various issues of mutual interest, with a view to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries,” the press statement read.
It continued: “As part of the state visit, His Excellency President Masisi is scheduled to officiate the Botswana-China Business Forum on 31st August 2018, which is co-hosted by Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) in partnership with the China Council for the Promotion
From September 3 to 4, 2018, Masisi will attend the Third Summit of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which will be held under the theme ‘China and Africa: Toward an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-Win Cooperation’.
During the Summit, China and African countries are expected to further align the Summit’s theme with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the development strategies of individual African countries.
Masisi will return to Botswana on September 7, 2018.