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Ambassador Ding paid a courtesy call on the commissioner of the BPS

On 31st October 2007, H.E. Ding Xiaowen, the ambassador of China to Botswana, paid a courtesy call on Thebeyame Tsimako, the commissioner of the Botswana Police Service.

Ambassador Ding said compliance with the country's labour laws by Chinese companies operating in Botswana and Chinese nationals residing in the country would be mutually beneficial. He urged Chinese nationals in Botswana to abide by the laws of the country in order to promote the good relations that exist between China and Botswana and for sustained economic development of the two countries. He also urged the Chinese community to contribute towards the development of Botswana in different ways, including involvement in charity work.

Ambassador Ding hailed the good relations the two countries continued to enjoy over the years and thanked the people and Government of Botswana for their hospitality and "the good social order that is not found in many countries".

Commissioner Tsimako said he was proud of the excellent relations that existed between the two countries that "had greatly benefited our country and I hope this will continue even into the future".

He thanked the ambassador for facilitating the scholarships for members of the Botswana Police to study Chinese language in China and also assisting with identification of Chinese nationals to assist with interpretation for their countrymen whenever they interacted with the police in the courts.

He also gave several suggestions to Chinese nationals in Botswana to protect themselves, such as deposit cash in the bank, avoid employments of illegal immigrants, and keep their houses secure to make it difficult for criminals to attack them.

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