President Cyril Ramaphosa, who also chairs the Southern African Development Community (SADEC), is visiting the Botswana capital Gaborone on Saturday. The visit forms part of a three-nation visit, including Angola and Namibia.

Ramaphosa is expected to hold talks with the SADEC Executive Secretary, Doctor Stergomena Tax. Ramaphosa will then meet with his counterpart, President Ian Khama to discuss bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries.

Khama is set to leave office at the end of the month.

Ramaphosa is accompanied by four ministers – from the departments of Energy, State Security, Defence and that of International Relations.

Issues of peace and security in the SADC region and economic cooperation featured prominently in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first official trip abroad.

Whilst they did discuss a number of issues, the President said this was largely an introductory trip to his colleagues.

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