President Khama on official visit to France [fr]
The President of the Republic of Botswana, Lt General Seretse Khama Ian Khama is in France this week to meet his French counterpart and members of the French government. The Botswana delegation includes the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Venson-Motoi, the minister of Defense, Justice and Security Mr Kgathi and the minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Mr T. Khama arrived in Paris on Monday for a three-day stay on the French territory. President Khama will meet French President François Hollande on Tuesday 23th, and will have lunch with Mrs Segolène Royal, minister of Enviroment on the same day.
This visit is an opportunity for the two countries, which established diplomatic relations in 1967, to deepen their cooperation in various fields: economy, Francophonie, defense, education and professional training.
President Khama will also take this opportunity to visit natural sites, like the Chauvet Cave, as well as some industrial facilities. Mrs Venson-Motoi visited a jewellery school that just partnered up with a applied arts school in Botswana on the fringes of the presidential visit. On his part, Mr T. Khama met Mr Nicolas Hulot, Special Correspondent of the President of the French Republic for earth protection.