Relations between Turkey and Botswana

Diplomatic relations between Turkey and Botswana were established in 1981. Turkish Embassy in Gaborone has started its operations as of 15 October 2014. Permenant Representaion of Botswana in the UN Geneva Office is also accredited to Turkey.

H.E. Mr. Phandu Skelemani, Minister Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Botswana, visited Turkey between 21-24 January 2009. Minister Skelemani paid another official visit to Turkey between 5-9 May 2010.

Turkish Government, within the framework of Türkiye Scholorships, allocates undergraduate scholarships to the Government of Botswana since 2009.

Botswana regularly send junior diplamats since 2010 to the International Training Programme for Junior Diplomats held Diplomacy Academy of Turkish MFA.

Turkey-Botswana Joint Economic Commission was held on September 2012. This occasion provided an ample opportunity to determine fields of bilateral cooperation.

Bileteral trade volume between two countries in 2015 was 1,4 million USD (export from Turkey was 1,2 million USD, import to Turkey was 245.000 USD).