Monday, September 17, 2007

Botswana, Costa Rica to establish diplomatic relations

Gaborone, Botswana - Botswana and Costa Rica have signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Lt Gen. Mompati Merafhe signed the agreement with his counterpart from Costa Rica, Mr Bruno Stagno in Gaborone this week.

General Merafhe said the agreement symbolised the beginning of a long process of nurturing mutually beneficial relations between the two countries.

"Friendships like these need to be nurtured as they represent platforms upon which opportunities for the prosperity of our people can be explored," he said.

He said the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries demonstrated their commitment to strengthen and deepen relations.

He said Botswana expected to learn from Costa Rica in agriculture and tourism.

Source: Botswana Press Agency.

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