Story by Oleen Ndori, international Desk Editor
The mid-term review of the 3rd Session of the Zimbabwe-Botswana Bi-National Commission has opened in Harare, with deliberations on progress made during the launch of the session in February this year.
On the trade front, there are issues regarding the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, draft Memorandum of Understanding on the Promotion of Cooperative Development and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development as well as the Zimbabwe-Botswana Business Forum.
Other deliberations will centre on the Draft Memorandum of Understanding on Understanding on Cooperation in the field of Tourism, Cooperation under Trans-Frontier Conservation Areas, as well as cooperation under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).
Other areas of cooperation include energy, water, agriculture, health, housing, communication as well as education and defence.
The mid-term review precedes the 4th session of BNC to be hosted by Botswana in June 2023.