China and Botswana signed the Protocol on the 15th Chinese Medical Team
2017/12/01

  Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo and Minister of Health and Wellness of Botswana Dorcas Makgato signed the Protocol on the 15th Chinese Medical Team on behalf of their governments in Gaborone on 28th November, 2017.

 

 

  Speaking at the signing ceremony, Ambassador Zhao highlighted the importance of medical cooperation between China and Botswana. According to him, China has sent 14 batches of medical teams comprising of a total of 415 medical personnel since 1981, which have helped treat and cure more than 2 million Batswana throughout the years and trained large numbers of local medical staff. He acknowledged the time-honored friendship between the two countries and commended the signing of the newly amended protocol as a vivid display of China's determination and commitment to the development of friendly and cooperative bilateral relations.

 

 

 

  Minister Makgato in her remarks appreciated the Chinese government for supporting Botswana over the years, especially in times of need. She said that medical cooperation is itself an important part of partnership between the two countries. The signing of the protocol symbolized the true spirit of friendship, partnership and brotherhood between Botswana and China. She looked forward to the arrival of the 15th Chinese Medical Team.

  The 15th Chinese Medical Team of 46 personnel will work at Princess Marina hospital and Nyangabgwe referral hospital in Botswana.

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