ZIMBABWE’S PRESIDENT MUGABE VISITS BOTSWANA

| May 20, 2015

GABORONE, May 20– Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who is the current Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has arrived in the Botswana capital, Gaborone, for a familiarization tour of the regional body’s headquarters here.

President Mugabe, who was elected SADC chair at its summit in August last year, is expected to meet and address the regional grouping’s staff.

President Mugabe, who arrived here Tuesday, is also expected to pay a courtesy call on Botswana’s President Ian Khama, who is the current SADC deputy chair.

Officials say the two leaders will likely discuss the agenda for the next summit, due to take place in August, and also get a briefing on preparations for the meeting.

Khama will take over the regional body’s rotational chairmanship at this year’s summit.

On arrival at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport here, President Mugabe, who is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, was met by Botswana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Pelomini Venson Moitoi, and SADC Executive Secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax.

SOURCE: NEW ZIANA

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