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, former Minister Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Botswana, visited Turkey between 21-24 January 2009. Minister Skelemani paid his second official visit to Turkey between 5-9 May 2010.

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

Bileteral trade volume between two countries in 2019 was approxiemtely 2,9 million USD (export from Turkey was 2,84 million USD, import to Turkey was 39.000 USD).

Turkish Government, within the framework of Türkiye Scholorships, allocates undergraduate scholarships to Botswana since 2009. Since 2012, 13 scholarships were provided to Botswana.

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