President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi has expressed his confidence in Botswana’s Ambassador designate to Sweden, Ms. Juliana Dube-Gobotswang, describing her as a versatile individual who will elevate the country’s foreign policy to new heights.
During a courtesy call at the Office of the President, President Masisi commended Ms. Dube-Gobotswang for her accumulated knowledge and extensive career in the judiciary, both in the public and private sectors.
At the time of her appointment, she served as the first female Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.
President Masisi emphasized the importance of reflecting domestic policies in foreign affairs and expressed his pride in appointing her as the nation’s envoy to Sweden, an advanced country in terms of technology, innovation, and mining.
He encouraged Ms. Dube-Gobotswang to strengthen the diplomatic ties between the two nations, stating, “Do your best. I wish you to be a very successful ambassador.”
Ms. Dube-Gobotswang, who has previously served as the Registrar of the High Court and held international roles such as Vice Chairperson of the Southern and East African Judicial Administrators Association and the focal person for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Judicial Courts and Ethics, expressed her commitment to her new assignment.
She takes over from the previous High Commissioner, Ms. Chandapiwa Nteta, who has been appointed as Botswana’s Envoy to Mozambique.
Ms. Dube-Gobotswang’s appointment is seen as a testament to Botswana’s intent to strengthen its diplomatic presence in Sweden and further enhance relations between the two countries.