WINDHOEK, Feb. 5 – The President of Botswana, Seretse Khama Ian Khama arrived in Namibia today for a two-day state visit. Khama met Hage Geingob at Statehouse and the two heads of state held discussions on enhancing co-operation between the two countries.
Namibia and Botswana have signed bilateral agreements in the past and President Geingob pointed out that discussions between the two countries can help improve the economies of the two Southern African nations.
‘’I’m highly pleased to note that as of last year Namibia received more tourists coming from Botswana,’’ said Geingob, adding that Air Namibia now has a direct flight to Botswana, which will boost the tourism sectors of both countries.
Geingob also said that the free movement of people and goods between the two countries had the potential to yield development.
Khama echoed Geingob’s views, and added that state visits between the two nations were necessary to deepen the relations and co-operation that already exists.
Botswana’s President praised Namibia’s landscape, and as a previous visitor of the Etosha National Parkk, he said Namibian tourism products are some of the best on the continent.
Khama and his delegation are in Namibia for a two day state visit, and various Memorandums Of Understanding are expected to be signed between the two countries. – Robert Maseka