MIinistry of International Affairs and Cooperation (MIAC) primary responsibility of the Ministry is to manage and coordinate Botswana’s foreign policy and advance the country’s national interests abroad. In pursuit of this important mandate, the Ministry works closely with other Ministries, and through its diplomatic representatives abroad (High Commissions and Embassies), to engage the international community in the interest of the country and its people. The Ministry derives its mandate from the Constitution of Botswana.
BOTSWANA'S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UN PRESENTS CREDENTIALSHis Excellency Mr. Collen V. Kelapile, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Botswana to the United Nations, presenting his Letters of Credence to His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General.
Promote friendly relations with the international community with a view to establish and secure goodwill towards Botswana;
Articulate and defend Botswana’s interests in the regional and international organizations;
Develop bilateral frameworks to enhance the realization of Botswana’s foreign policy objectives;
Cross sectoral co-ordination of matters with a bearing on foreign relations;
Management of Diplomatic immunities and privileges
Formulate and articulate Botswana’s foreign policy;
Governance and the International Community;
Major Communication channel between Botswana Government and the International Community;
Promote and protect Botswana’s interests and its citizens abroad, and enhance Botswana’s security and prosperity;
To promote favourable conditions for Botswana’s trade, foreign investments, tourism and to seek scientific, technological and cultural cooperation with other countries and institutions;
Provision of service on behalf of other Government Ministries and Departments;
Coordinates State and official visits by Heads of State; and
State Protocol and State Functions
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