New Delhi: Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, paid a visit to Republic of Botswana (31 October-2 November). He was accompanied by a high-level delegation including Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, two Members of Parliament and Senior Officers of the Government of India. Vice President’s official engagement in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi will include call-on President, bilateral meetings with his counterparts, delegation level talks, meetings with Speaker of Parliament and interactions with business groups and Indian communities.
Vice President of India meets Slumber Tsogwane, Vice President of Botswana in Gaborone, November 1, 2018.
In Botswana, Vice President will officially inaugurate “Global Expo Botswana 2018” together with his counterpart, where 25 Indian companies and business houses covering a range of sectors are also participating.
India shares close, warm and friendly relations with all African countries which are cemented by robust development partnership and a large presence of the Indian Diaspora. The engagement has intensified and there have been 26 outgoing visits to Africa at the level of President, Vice President and Prime Minister in the last four years. Africa has been accorded the top priority in India’s Foreign Policy. The visit of Vice President to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi will further strengthen relations with these African countries.