- Military cooperation between South Africa and Botswana is said to be high on agenda at a four-day talks between two neigbours.
Meeting which starts today in Cape Town, will also discuss other issues of mutual cooperation between two countries, including trade.
According to a statement issued by South Africa's defense ministry said yesterday, Joint Permanent Commission on Defense and Security (JPCDS) would also look at cooperation to combat firearms and drug smuggling, and human trafficking.
SA Defense Minister Charles Nqakula and his Botswana counterpart, Dikgakgamatso Seretse, would lead their respective countries' delegations at the 8th session of JPCDS, which first started in 2000.
"It is further expected to discuss plans and security arrangements to ensure a successful hosting by South Africa of 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer Tournament," the ministry said.
South Africa has already signed a number of bilateral commissions with its immediate neighbours, especially with the run up to staging FIFA World Cup.
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