President Sirleaf Holds Bilateral Talks with the President of Botswana
Gaborone, May 22, 2012: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Sunday arrived at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone as part of a three-day official visit. The Liberian leader was met upon arrival by the President of Botswana, Lt General Seretse Khama Ian Khama and his entire cabinet.
As part of President Sirleaf’s visit, the Liberian leader held bilateral talks with President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Iam Khama on issues surrounding training of the Liberia National police, Agriculture, Mining, and Tourism etc.
President Sirleaf lauded President Khama for his government support to the Liberia National police and the warm welcome she and her delegation received and as such, she indicated that the visit the visit provided opportunity for the overall forward advancement of African Unity.
In response, President general Khama congratulated President Sirleaf on her reelection; for winning the Nobel Peace Prize and as well as for her efforts in laying the real foundation for progress in Liberia, and expressed appreciation for being associated with President Sirleaf's accomplishment in Liberia.
President General Khama Iam Khama then promised his government’s commitment to work with the Liberian Government in several areas particularly in Mining and agriculture.
Following the meeting, President Khama Iam Khama accompanied her Excellency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to a State Luncheon held in honor.
Later, President Sirleaf visited the Botswana Police College called the Otse Police College. The college has the state of art facility comprising computer laboratories, Library, Medical Clinic etc. The college during the early part of 2011 trained 10 Liberian National Police Officers. Currently, the college is hosting United Nations Formed Police Unit Train-The-trainer Programme, where 47 participants from 20 nations are benefiting.
Members of the President Entourage included Foreign Minister, Hon. Augustine Ngafuan, Land, Minies and Energy Minister, Hon. Patrick Sendolo, Agriculture Minister, Hon. Florence Chenonway, Sen. Dan Morias, Rep. Henry Fahnbulleh, Hon. Isaac Jackson, Liberian Ambassador to Botswana, H.E. Lois Brutus, Hon. Sam G. Russ, Mrs. Jennie Bernard, Hon. Jerolinmek Piah and Ms. Lovette Merchant.