07.09.07

Seychelles’ and Botswana’s Presidents meet

Posted in Bilateral Treaties, International relations at 3:22 pm by Robert Klien

On June 19, 200 7, Botswana’s President Festus Mogae arrived home from a 3-day official visit to the Seychelles. His visit coincided with the significant anniversary in the Seychelles – the 14th  anniversary celebrations of the Seychelles adoption of the constitution.

The two presidents – President Michel and President Mogae – discussed common concerns between the Seychelles and Botswana.

Among others, the issues under discussion were the special status of small middle income developing countries in the emerging global economy, the development of regional eco-tourism, and the effects of global warming.

The ongoing process of Seychelles renewing its membership of SADC was one of the issues discussed by the presidents of the Seychelles and Botswana. To remind, the Seychelles quit SADC (the Southern African Development Community) in 2003 as it was not profitable in economic terms; but later it decided to rejoin the organisation.

The presidents also shared their views on various additional international issues related to the two countries’ participation in such multilateral bodies as the African Union, ACP and UN.

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