Official State Visit of His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Office of The Prime Minister is honoured to announce the official state visit of His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana, to The Bahamas. The visit, scheduled from the 12th to the 15th of September 2023, underlines the expanding diplomatic ties between The Bahamas and African nations as our country repositions itself on the global stage.

As both countries explore the potential for cooperation in tourism and the environment, education, agriculture, health, and financial services, President Masisi is accompanied by the following Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament: Honourable Dr. Lemogang Kwape, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Philda Kereng, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Honourable Fidelis Molao, Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Kgotla Autlwetse, Minister of Government and Rural Development, and Honourable Dr. Douglas Letsholathebe, Minister of Education and Skills Development, Honourable Tumisang M. Healy, MP Gaborone Central, and Honourable Dr. Never Tshabang, MP Nkange. 

Prime Minister Hon. Philip E Davis KC MP emphasized, “As we strive to solidify The Bahamas’ presence on the global stage, fostering strong ties with African countries like Botswana is essential. This visit provides an unparalleled opportunity to deepen our relationship and explore areas for mutual benefit and growth.”

On Wednesday, 13th September, President Masisi will meet with Prime Minister Hon. Philip E Davis, KC MP, for official talks, laying the foundation for prospective collaborations that stand to benefit both nations. Meetings with counterpart Ministers will be held with a view to signing a Memorandum on Political and Technical Cooperation that will ensure that institutional relationships are forged now and in the future. As is customary during a State Visit, a state reception will be held in honour of His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K Masisi.

This visit signifies the Davis Administration’s commitment to strengthening its diplomatic and economic relationships with African countries to diversify the Bahamian local economy and forge closer political and cultural ties between peoples. On  Friday, 15th September, both leaders will depart for the Group of 77 States Summit on Science, Technology and Innovation.