Archive for November 9th, 2009

Khama Meets Obama

source: Mmegi

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. I just want to welcome President Khama to the Oval Office and to make a brief statement about Botswana and its relationship to the United States.

Although Botswana is not a large country, it is truly one of the extraordinary success stories in Africa. Since the mid-’60s it has moved on a path of good economic management and outstanding political governance. And as a consequence you have seen extraordinary improvements in living standards over the last 40 years in Botswana that really are an envy for much of the rest of the continent.

Not only has Botswana shown itself to be an outstanding success, but it’s also been a great partner to the United States. And our governments have cooperated extensively throughout the years. President Khama I think has been showing his own extraordinary leadership in [continue reading]

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Obama hails Botswana

source: BOPA
09 November, 2009

GABORONE – Although Botswana is not a large country, it is truly one of the extraordinary success stories in Africa, United States President Barrack Obama said on Thursday when welcoming President Seretse Khama Ian Khama in the United States of America.

Since the mid 1960s it (Botswana) has moved on a path of good economic management and outstanding political governance. And as a consequence you have seen extraordinary improvements in living standards over the last 40 years in Botswana that really are an envy for much of the rest of the continent, said the US President.

Delivering his brief statement about Botswana and its relationship with the US after a meeting he held with President Khama, President Obama added that not only has Botswana shown to be an outstanding success story, but has also been a great partner with the US. And our governments have cooperated extensively throughout the years, he added.

He also commended President Seretse Khama Ian Khama for showing his own extraordinary leadership in helping to move Botswana forward on a range of issues such as how to deal with the HIV/AIDS crisis and address economic development as well as [continue reading]