Oct 20: External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar met with Dr. Lemogang Kwape, Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation of Botswana on 19 October 2022 at Ektanagar, Kevadia, Gujarat. This was the first meeting for any foreign minister with EAM in Ektanagar, Kevadia.
During the meeting, both ministers reviewed the current state of bilateral relations between the two countries and explored means to further strengthen these relations in areas such as health, trade and investment, defense, economic cooperation, training and capacity building among others. Regional and international issues of mutual concern including cooperation in multilateral fora such as the UN were also discussed. It was also decided to reinvigorate the existing institutional mechanisms and conduct these meetings at the earliest mutually convenient dates, including the meeting of the ministerial Joint Commission.
India and Botswana enjoy cordial bilateral relations underpinned by strong people to people ties. The Indian Diaspora in Botswana is estimated to be over 6000. Bilateral trade between India and Botswana is about US$ 806 million.Disclaimer: We donot claim that the images used as part of the news published are always owned by us. From time to time, we use images sourced as part of news or any related images or representations. Kindly take a look at our image usage policy on how we select the image that are used as part of the news.