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Russian-Botswana relations
Articles Published in Botswana Mass Media on Russian-Botswana Relations
  • Diplomatic relations were established on March 6, 1970. The Russian Embassy was opened in Gaborone in August 1976.

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the Russian Federation is accredited concarrantly from Stockholm, Sweden. Russia-Botswana relations are traditionally cordial and friendly. The approaches and positions of the two States on basic international and regional problems are similar or coincided. The delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Botswana took part in the 100th Conference of the International Parliamentary Union which was held in Moscow in September 1998. The delegation of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation headed by Mr.G.N.Seleznev, Chairman of the State Duma paid official visit to the Republic of Botswana at the invitation of the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Botswana in September 2001. Political consultation on bilateral relations as well as on the international and regional questions of mutual interest are being practised by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries. On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of establishment of the diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Botswana exchange of the messages of congratulation between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two States took place. Trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Botswana are stipulated by the Trade Agreement of 1987 and the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation of 1988. The Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Botswana signed the Agreement on Cultural, Scientific and Educational Cooperation in September 1999.

  • The Protocol on Political Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Botswana has been signed on December 17, 2002.

  • Convention between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and the Government of the Russian Federation for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income has been signed on April 8, 2003.

  • Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Botswana on Diplomatic and Service Passports has been signed on February 10, 2005

  • According to the Statutory Instrument No. 88 of 2006 of the Republic of Botswana citizens of the Russian Federation do not need visa for travelling to Botswana.