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Kereng Pays Courtesy Call on His Excellency President Masisi


Gaborone, Botswana — In a gesture of diplomatic solidarity, Botswana’s High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ms. Philda Kereng, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi. The meeting, held at the Office of the President, marked a significant moment in the strengthening of Botswana-Nigeria relations.

During the cordial meeting, President Masisi extended his warm congratulations to Ms. Kereng on her recent appointment. He expressed his confidence in her capabilities, encouraging her to diligently represent Botswana in Nigeria. Highlighting the vibrant and innovative landscape of Nigeria, President Masisi emphasized the importance of focusing on Botswana’s priorities, noting that there is much to learn from Nigeria’s creativity and innovation.

“The relationship between Botswana and Nigeria dates back to the liberation struggle era and was formally cemented in 1971 when we established diplomatic ties,” President Masisi remarked. “This historical connection forms a strong foundation for us to build upon and further our mutual interests.”

Ms. Kereng, in response, expressed her gratitude for the President’s support and trust. She affirmed her commitment to exploring opportunities that would not only strengthen the bilateral ties but also foster economic growth and create opportunities for Batswana.

“I am deeply honored by this appointment and the trust placed in me. I will work tirelessly to identify and seize opportunities that will benefit Botswana’s economy and its people,” Ms. Kereng stated.

The meeting underscored the longstanding friendship between Botswana and Nigeria and set the stage for enhanced cooperation in various sectors. As High Commissioner, Ms. Kereng’s role will be pivotal in advancing Botswana’s interests in Nigeria, fostering diplomatic, economic, and cultural exchanges.

The visit concluded with both leaders expressing optimism about the future of Botswana-Nigeria relations, envisioning a partnership that will yield mutual benefits and strengthen the bond between the two nations.

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