Third Round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and the Republic of Botswana held today on 15th May, 2019 in New Delhi. The Indian side was led by Dr. Neena Malhotra, Joint Secretary(East & Southern Africa) and the Botswana side was led by Ms. Tapiwa Mongwa, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation of Botswana Government.
The Consultations provided an opportunity to review the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including political, economic, commercial, defence, consular and international cooperation, including United Nations and also to discuss the ways to further strengthen the existing friendly relations by way of expanding cooperation in development projects.
Botswana side conveyed their decision to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) by signing the Framework agreement at the earliest.
Both sides expressed satisfaction on the level of political exchanges and the current excellent state of relationship and cooperation. It was decided to convene next Round of Consultations in Botswana on mutually agreed dates.
Secretary(ER), Sh. T.S Tirumurti hosted a lunch in honour of the visiting dignitary.
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