Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi travelled to Switzerland with his wife Neo Jane Masisi for a state visit. Together with President Alain Berset, he attended the Landsgemeinde in Appenzell Innerrhoden on Sunday 30 April. A reception by the entire Federal Council and political discussions in Bern were scheduled for Monday 1 May. The invitation comes as an acknowledgment of Botswana's democratic traditions and underscores the will to seize the opportunities raised by cooperation. The Federal Council is keen to expand relations with the African continent as a whole.