Thursday, July 18, 2024

British Foreign Secretary on visit to Botswana

British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, was expected in Botswana yesterday (Tuesday) and security is expected to be tight during the official visit.

The trip comes a year after he cancelled the first trip on the eleventh hour due to the Arab crisis last year.

The last official visit to Botswana by a British Foreign Secretary was twenty-six years ago.
Press and Public Affairs Officer at the British High Commission, Keba Tsie, told the Telegraph on Monday that “the Foreign Secretary will arrive in Botswana on Tuesday (yesterday) on a two-day official trip”, adding that the visit comes on the back of Botswana by Princes William and Harry in 2010 and the Princess Royal in 2011.

Tsie said that while in Botswana, Hague will discuss a range of current foreign policy, trade and investment issues and will meet with President Khama.

Hague will also have an opportunity to visit the Diamond Trading Centre Botswana to witness the scale of the diamond industry in the country and meet with British diamond companies to learn how they are contributing to the development of Botswana’s crucial mining sector.

Hague will also be able to visit Bokaa Village and Hope Mission, which is a home for street children supported by British Overseas Citizen Service volunteers.


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