Sir Michael welcomes Botswana envoy

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The National, Wednesday 16th November 2011

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THE Republic of Botswana’s first High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea presented his credentials at Government House yesterday.
When meeting Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio, Molosiwa Selepeng said the two countries were developing nations that depended on the sustainability of their natural resources for development.
He said the establishment of bilateral relations between Botswana and Papua New Guinea
was timely and significant.  
Selepeng said cooperation between the nations had been made possible through their common membership to the United Nations
and the Commonwealth.
In accepting Selepeng’s credentials, Sir Michael said like Botswana, PNG enjoyed the same fundamental values and principles of democracy.
He said despite the vast distance that separated the two countries, PNG and Botswana shared a special closeness through their mutual membership to international organisations. 
Sir Michael assured Selepeng all the help he needed during his tour of duty to promote and advance the newly-established relations for their mutual benefit.
Selepeng was accompanied by his wife Game.
The envoy will be based in Canberra, Australia.