Announcement

Foreign Secretary visits Botswana

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Foreign Secretary William Hague is in Botswana. The first visit by a British Foreign Secretary in twenty-six years.

The visit will further build on the close links between the UK and Botswana in government, business, education and support for Botswana’s development. The visit comes on the back of visits to Botswana from Princes William and Harry in 2010 and the Princess Royal in 2011.

The UK and Botswana are both strong proponents of democracy and good governance. During the visit the Foreign Secretary will discuss a range of current foreign policy and trade and investment issues with HE President Khama, Foreign Minister Skelemani and the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee.

The Foreign Secretary will also visit the Diamond Trading Centre Botswana to learn about the contribution of British diamond companies and Botswana’s good governance of the industry. He will visit Bokaa village and Hope Mission, a home for street children supported by British Overseas Citizen Service volunteers. And he will also attend the launch of the GREAT campaign in Botswana, promoting the UK in this Diamond Jubilee and Olympics year.