Top EU chief arrives in Botswana

Landing soon: Borrell will visit South Africa and Botswana (PIC : European Union official site)
Landing soon: Borrell will visit South Africa and Botswana (PIC : European Union official site)

European Union foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell is due in Gaborone on Saturday for meetings with Foreign Affairs minister, Lemogang Kwape and SADC executive secretary, Elias Magosi, as part of a short African trip limited to Botswana and South Africa.

Borrell, who is officially the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy as well as the Vice President of the European Commissioner, will visit the two countries between January 26 and 29.

“The visit will serve to strengthen the already positive EU-Botswana relationship, which is increasingly focussed on advancing green and digital transformation, as well as sustainable development and boosting EU investment in Botswana,” EU officials said in a statement. “A visit to a diamond factory is also planned.”

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