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Namibia and Botswana strengthen bilateral ties

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Official talks between Namibia and Botswana, led by President Nangolo Mbumba and visiting President Mokgweetsi Masisi, concluded in Swakopmund this afternoon with a sense that the engagement led to the further strengthening of ties between the two neighbouring countries.

President Mbumba remembered Botswana and President Masisi's solidarity and support during the passing of the late President Hage Geingob. Dr. Mbumba also underscored the importance of regular dialogue and interaction between Namibia and Botswana.

Botswana to hold memorial service for late Geingob

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President Nangolo Mbumba, accompanied by First Lady Sustjie Mbumba, arrived in Botswana to attend the memorial of the late President Dr. Hage Geingob, scheduled to take place tomorrow in Gaborone. 

Before the memorial, President Mbumba paid a courtesy visit to Botswana's President, Mokgweetsi Masisi.

The Minister in the Presidency, Christine ||Hoebes, says the trip of the President is also part of the familiarisation visits by the President to SADC countries since he took office. 

President Mbumba attends late Geingob's memorial service in Botswana

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President Nangolo Mbumba says the decision by Botswana's government to hold a memorial service for the late President Hage Geingob is a demonstration of historical ties between the two countries.

President Mbumba is leading the Namibian delegation, comprising a number of government officials, to the memorial service to be held in Botswana's capital, Gaborone, on Wednesday.

The Head of State will also pay a courtesy call on President Mokgweetsi Masisi after the memorial service.

Botswana Head of State Mokgweetsi Masisi in Namibia on a one-day work visit

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President Hage Geingob and his Botswana counterpart, Mokgweetsi Masisi, are currently in a closed meeting at State House.

Masisi is on a one-day working visit to Namibia on an invitation by Dr. Geingob.

The two countries held the inaugural session of the Botswana-Namibia Bi-National Commission late last year, chaired by Geingob and Masisi.

The BNC session resulted in a number of decisions being taken to strengthen existing bilateral ties.

Among the key decisions are the One-Stop Border posts at Mamuno and the Trans-Kalahari Border Posts.