Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visits diamond sorting centre, meets CEOs in Botswana

Written by Krishn Kaushik | Gaborone | Published: November 3, 2018 1:39:14 am

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu at the Diamond Trading Company Botswana in Gaborone, Friday. PTI

On the last day of his visit to Botswana, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu met 26 CEOs and visited the Diamond Trading Company’s sorting and trading centre, the largest of its kind.

The CEOs represented either companies from India or companies owned by Indians in Botswana across sectors including infrastructure, manufacturing, diamond trade, retail, aviation and finance, among others.

Naidu emphasised the role of the Indian community in Botswana’s economy and said he was happy to know that the firms have faced very few problems.

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Representatives of certain sectors did raise issues pertaining to problems in bringing Indian talent, logistical issues in importing construction material, a nascent aviation sector and sought stronger Indian high commissions and embassies across Africa.

After listening to the industry leaders, the Vice President mentioned that there is immense opportunity for pharmaceutical companies in Botswana and said that Indian companies can invest in the country. He added that…

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