LATEST: President Mnangagwa leaves for Botswana

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has left Harare for Botswana on a two-day state visit that is expected to enhance political and economic cooperation between the two Southern African countries.

A state visit is the highest and most official expression of bilateral relations between countries and involves a lot of ceremonies and protocols and President Mnangagwa’s itinerary for the next two days is packed.

Leading a high powered delegation of cabinet ministers and business, the President is expected to officially open the Zimbabwe-Botswana Business Forum among other engagements.

Upon arrival in the diamond rich country, the Zimbabwean leader is expected to meet with the Speaker of the Botswana National Assembly and will also address parliament.

He was seen off at the Robert Mugabe International Airport by the two vice presidents Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and Cde Kembo Mohadi, Minister of State for Harare Province Cde Mirriam Chikukwa, service chiefs and some senior government officials.

Meanwhile, Vice President Mohadi is the Acting President.

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