Latvia establishes diplomatic relations with Botswana (The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Sweden)

02.12.2014. 19:09

At midday Latvian time on Monday 17th March at the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Sweden, diplomatic relations were formally established between Latvia and Botswana. A Protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations was signed by the Ambassador of Latvia Artis Bertulis and the Ambassador of Botswana Naomi Ellen Majinda.

Botswana and Latvia share a common interest in the development of tourism and in cooperation within the broader context of the European Union, given the possibility of Latvia becoming a member of the EU in the near future. Both countries have up to now enjoyed successful cooperation through the United Nations.

Botswana is a parliamentary republic in southern Africa. It obtained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. The country's official language is English. Of Botswana's inhabitants 15% are Christian, while the remainder practise local traditions. Botswana is rich in natural resources, including diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, coal, iron ore and silver.

The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Sweden