Sunday, May 10, 2009

Minister Skelemani visits Cuba and Brazil

source: Republic of Botswana (9/5/09): TAUTONA TIMES no 13 of 2009
The Weekly Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
"Democracy, Development, Dignity and Discipline"

C17) 27/4/09: Minister Skelemani visits Cuba and Brazil

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon. Phandu T. C. Skelemani left for Havana, Cuba, to attend a two day Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Coordinating Bureau from 29th to 30th April 2009.

The Meeting will review and update the Report adopted at the 15th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting which was held in Tehran, Iran, in July 2008. The Report addresses issues of international peace and security as well as the global financial / economic crisis.

The Meeting will also prepare for the forthcoming NAM Summit scheduled for 15-16 July 2009 in Egypt.

From Havana, Hon. Skelemani will travel to Brazil from the 2nd to 6th May 2009, at the invitation of his Brazilian counterpart Hon. Celso Amorim. While in Brazil, Hon. Skelemani is expected to officially announce the opening of the Botswana Embassy in Brasilia, hold official talks with the Brazilian Foreign Minister as well as address a Business Conference in Sao Paolo on investment and business opportunities in Botswana. The Minister is expected back in Gaborone on the 8th May 2009.

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