Sunday, June 21, 2009

President Khama to Pay Official Visit to Singapore

source: Republic of Botswana (18/6/09): TAUTONA TIMES no 16 of 2009
The Weekly Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
"Democracy, Development, Dignity and Discipline"

C1) 15/6/09: President Khama to Pay Official Visit to Singapore

His Excellency the President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama will pay a three-day Official Visit to Singapore on 21-24 June 2009 at the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Sellapan Rama Nathan, the President of the Republic of Singapore.

While in Singapore, HE Lieutenant General Khama will hold official talks with HE President Nathan. Botswana and Singapore have enjoyed excellent relations and fruitful cooperation since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1993. The two countries have over the years cooperated in many areas with Singapore assisting Botswana in training/human resource development, establishment of Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) and transformation of BIAC into a Botswana Civil Service College, to mention but a few.

HE President Khama will be accompanied by Honourable Minister Mr. Phandu T.C. Skelemani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and senior government officials.

President Khama and his entourage will return to Botswana on 24 June 2009.

1 comment:

forgetmenot said...

I have been many times to Singapore on my way to Australia.

Lee brought economical success to the Peninsula as he turned it into
the FINANCIAL HUB of Asia.

May be Ian Khama learned from the leaders of Singapore and makes Botswana an OFFSHORE country,where the wealthy Africans are depositing their assets.

The biggest problem of SMALL countries is the LIMITED MARKET,therefore manufacturing companies are avoiding investing in countries with small population.

Singapore does NOT EVEN have DIAMONDS or other natural resources,but with it's STABLE government policies and offering financial incentives,Lee lured financial institutions from all over the world.