10 November 2021
His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi has arrived in Paris, France for a five day working visit. The President has been invited to participate in 41st Session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) which is running from 9th to 13th November 2021.
The UNESCO General Conference is convened every two years in Paris to take stock of progress made on issues related to the preservation of education, environment and heritage.
While in Paris, President Masisi will meet a group of investors to lure them to set up businesses in Botswana. He will also visit a smart farm for cattle and small stock. The farm also produces its own electricity which it feeds to the national grid. This will afford the President an opportunity to explore the possibility of replicating the farm at Lobu Small stock farm and Impala Training Centre.
His Excellency will also visit Station F, the largest start up business incubator in the world. The facility houses 100 businesses per annum from all over the world. They operate in the facility at no cost and the staff is given subsidized housing. President Masisi is looking to establish relations with the facility so as to find opportunities for Batswana businesses to be absorbed in the facility.
France and Botswana’s relations date as far back as 1967 and the two countries have very strong relations on issues of Defence. The Botswana Vaccine Institute was also established through the assistance of France.
Source: Botswana Presidency