Bilateral relations between Morocco and Botswana

I - Historical overview
  • The Kingdom of Morocco and Botswana, established their diplomatic relations on June 2, 2005.
  • Both countries attach a particular importance to all types of cooperation initiatives leading to the reinforcement of their political dialogue, the deepening of their economical interactions and the intensification of their cultural and people to people bonds.
II - Political Dialogue
  • On 3 January 2017, the Minister of foreign Affairs and international cooperation Mr. Salaheddine MEZOUAR held talks with Botswana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mrs. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi. These talks highlighted the potentials for an advanced cooperation in the mining sector, renewable energies, tourism, agriculture and services, with particular emphasis on human development.
  • On November 2017, the Minister of foreign Affairs and international cooperation Mr. Nasser Bourita held talks with Botswana’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs Mrs. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi.
  • On January 09, 2018, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, M Nasser Bourita received, Mrs. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Botswana’s former Minister for International Relations. The latter emphasized that Morocco and Botswana should continue to engage in constructive discussions to turn challenges into opportunities, building on their experiences in managing the migration problem and engaging in the sustainable development of the Continent.


III - Economic relations
  • The former President of the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM), Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, received, on the June 2017, in Casablanca the Deputy Minister in charge of Trade of the Republic of Botswana, Ganda Biggie Butale, for a working session. The meeting was an opportunity to review the different similarities between the two Moroccan and Botswana markets and the prospects for exchanges and bilateral cooperation.
  • Ten Scholarships were awarded to Botswana Students for the 2018/2019 Academic Year.
  • Three draft Cooperation Agreements in the fields of Agriculture, Training and Economic, Scientific, Cultural Cooperation are on are on negotiation.
  • The National Defense Administration has agreed to the training in Morocco of four Botswana officers in the field of "Integrated Air Defense System Management" and "QAR / TPS-63M Radar Maintenance" in Morocco.