Saturday, December 5, 2009

President Khama to travel to USA, meet with President Obama

source: Republic of Botswana (2/12/09): TAUTONA TIMES no 28 of 2009
The Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
Democracy, Development, Dignity, Discipline and Delivery

C6) 2/11/09: President Khama to travel to USA, meet with President Obama

The President of the Republic of Botswana His Excellency Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, will on Tuesday the 3rd of November 2009 travel to Washington DC, USA, where he will attend the Conservation International 2009 Board of Directors meeting.

Conservation International is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. The board of directors, to which HE the President has been a member for over a decade, meets annually to carry out the mandate of the organization.

While in the USA, HE the President will also meet with the US President H.E. Mr. Barack Obama at the White House in the afternoon of Thursday the 5th November 2009. The two leaders are expected to discuss such issues as sound governance, economic development and the sustainable management of natural resources.

In confirming the visit White House sources described Botswana as a strong democratic partner in sub-Saharan Africa.
It was further noted the Botswana has been a leader on the African continent in the field of conservation and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, which is another issue the two leaders are expected to discuss.

H.E. President Khama is expected to return to Botswana on the 8th of November 2009.

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