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Global youth leader calls on the First Lady of Botswana

September 11, 2023 at 1:51 pm | Economic Affairs

In a momentous meeting, Qaiser Nawab, a renowned Pakistani youth leader and President of the Belt and Road Initiative for Sustainable Development (BRISD), called on Her Excellency Mrs. Neo Jane Masisi, the esteemed First Lady of Botswana. This significant encounter serves as a testament to the strengthening of international bonds and mutual growth.

During this remarkable visit, Qaiser Nawab had the privilege of experiencing the warmth and hospitality of Botswana. His stay in this beautiful country has been nothing short of extraordinary, and he’s been deeply impressed by the nation’s unique attributes. Botswana’s rich cultural heritage, coupled with its strategic centrality within Southern Africa, has left a lasting impression.

Her Excellency Mrs. Neo Jane Masisi, the First Lady of Botswana and the wife of President Mokgweetsi Masisi, holds a prominent role as the UNAIDS Special Ambassador for the Empowerment and Engagement of Young People in Botswana. She has long been dedicated to advancing the cause of girls and women in Botswana, with a special focus on those in vulnerable positions, showcasing her unwavering commitment to social progress.

During their meeting, Qaiser Nawab and First Lady Masisi engaged in discussions on a range of topics of mutual interest. They fondly recalled their previous encounter in 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Mrs. Masisi shared valuable insights into Botswana’s rich cultural and social history, shedding light on the nation’s unique strengths and strategic positioning within Southern Africa.

Botswana’s remarkable strengths, including a robust road network infrastructure, a highly skilled labor force, unwavering political and macroeconomic stability, an impressive literacy rate, a dependable workforce, a commitment to the rule of law, and an outstanding safety record, highlight the country as an attractive destination for international collaboration.

Their conversations extended to explore the promising opportunities for fostering bilateral relations and facilitating people-to-people connections. This meeting signifies a significant step forward in strengthening diplomatic ties and fostering collaboration between Pakistan and Botswana, bringing with it the potential for mutual prosperity and growth.

Qaiser Nawab expresses his deep gratitude for the warm reception and hospitality he has received in Botswana and looks forward to continued engagement and cooperation between the two nations. Both parties explored the potential opportunities for promoting bilateral relations and facilitating people-to-people contacts to harness the mutual benefits of both Pakistan and Botswana. This meeting signifies a significant step forward in strengthening diplomatic ties and fostering collaboration between the two nations.

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