September 8 (MIA) - Republic of Macedonia and Republic of Botswana have established diplomatic relations following the signing of a joint Communique, reads Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release.
Heads of countries' United Nations missions Slobodan Tasovski and Charles Ntwaagae initialed the document, but also signed a joint letter sent to UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, asking him to distribute the Communique as an official UN document to all member-states.
Botswana, the biggest diamond exporter, located at the south of Africa, is the 126th country that Macedonia has established diplomatic relations under its constitutional name.
The countries' ambassadors to the UN voiced their satisfaction from the establishment of diplomatic relations, promoting the further enhancement of political contacts and intensification of bilateral economic cooperation.
The foreign ministers of Macedonia and Botswana are to meet during the 64th United Nations General Assembly later this month, reads the MoFA press release. ik/fd/12:05