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President Khama in Ghana; Holds wide ranging talks with Nige...

Gaborone - H.E. the President, Lt. Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama of the Republic of Botswana, will depart from Abuja, Nigeria today (17/8/11) for Accra Ghana, continuing his three day diplomatic tour of West Africa, which will also involve a working visit to Monrovia, Liberia.

Today President Khama will be meeting with the Ghanaian President, H.E. Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.

Bilateral discussions between the two are expected to focus on ways of strengthening relations between the two nations, more especially in promoting increased trade and investment.

Yesterday, President Khama held wide ranging talks President Goodluck Jonathan of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on issues of both bilateral and multilateral concern.

Topics raised during the talks between the two Presidents included ongoing efforts by the two countries to increase trade and investment, including the energy sector, in the spirit of African Union and South-South economic cooperation.

Multilateral issues included a sharing of perspectives on political challenges facing the continent in light of developments in North Africa and elsewhere.

From Accra, President Khama will proceed to Monrovia, where he will hold talks with his Liberian President, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. President Khama’s visit to Liberia will be the first by a Botswana Head of State while in office.

In addition to economic issues, President Khama's tour is an opportunity for the leaders to collectively affirm their nations' shared, Pan-African, commitment to democracy and good governance.

The President is accompanied on his visits by the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, the Hon. Mokgweetsi Masisi, and senior officials.

His Excellency the President is expected back home tomorrow (18/8/11).

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