There’s progress in implementing Pioneer Border Post: Botswana President

There’s progress in implementing Pioneer Border Post: Botswana President

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi says there has been a progress in implementing some projects including the construction of Pioneer Border Post as a one-stop facility between his country and South Africa.

Masisi was speaking during the Bi-National Commission meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria.

He says the completion of this project will improve the efficiency of the border post and assist in fighting against cross border crime.

Masisi says strengthening corporation between the two countries is vital.

He says, “ We have since concluded a number of agreements and MOUs between the two countries in various areas dot corporation which is the testimony of the scope of to strengthen our bilateral corporation. It is also pleasing to note that a number of additional agreements and MOUs are being negotiated.”

Peace and stability

Masisi has emphasised the importance of peace and stability efforts between his country and South Africa.
He says, “Mr President, the fundamental importance of our constant engagement though the BNCE to advance our bilateral agenda cannot be over emphasized. This is essentially because it is through this platform that we are able to review and deliberate on our commitments, take stock of progress and explore other potential areas for cooperation. It also provides direction to our relations with the ultimate direction of fostering good neighborliness and our two nations’ socioeconomic development.”

Bilateral agreements 

Both Ramaphosa and Masisi have vowed to enhance and consolidate the implementation of the almost 40 bilateral agreements signed between their countries.

The two leaders presided over the 5th session of the SA-Botswana Bi-National Commission which ended in Pretoria on Friday afternoon.

The one day meeting sought to strengthen trade, political and historical relations between the two sister republics.

Ramaphosa noted the opening of the Kazungula Bridge between the two countries as one of the highlights of their bilateral relations.

He implored officials from both countries to commit to the implementation of all agreements between their countries.

VIDEO: President Cyril Ramaphosa hosts Botswana counterpart Mokgweetsi Masisi:

Additional reporting Ntebo Mokobo and Risha Maduray.

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