The Commander of the Botswana Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Tebogo Carter Masire says the good bilateral relations that exist between his country and Zimbabwe have helped in the curbing of poaching activities as well as stock theft cases around border areas.

Lt General Masire, who is on a six day official visit, hailed relations between his country and Zimbabwe, adding that this has translated to cordial working relations in curbing crimes such as poaching and stock theft around border areas.

He however expressed concern over some media reports which are portraying a false impression about the two nations.

Meanwhile, Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Constantine Chiwenga said the two nations have successfully managed to curb most illegal activities at the boarders due to a good working relation.

Lt General Masire, who was honoured with a 15 gun salute, is expected to visit Arda Transau and Anjin among other areas during his six day visit.