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Botswana's Minister of Mineral Resources and Green Technology, Lefoko Moagi, paid a courtesy call on President Nangolo Mbumba at State House.

Moagi, who is also a special envoy of President Mokgweetsi Masisi, is in Namibia for consultations with the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

The consultations follow decisions by the G7 to introduce import restrictions on non-industrial diamonds, mined, processed, or produced in Russia, by January this year.

Another is for all African diamond-producing countries, including Namibia and Botswana, to export their diamonds through Europe.

However, Namibia and others have argued that the new system could create difficulties for the exporting countries and that they already have certification obtained through the Kimberley process.

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Blanche Goreses