|President Hu Jingtao Congratulates President Khama on His Assumption|
On April 3rd 2008, H.E.Hu Jingtao, president of People's Republic of China, sent a congratulatory message to His Excellency Lt. Gen.Seretse Khama Ian Khama on his assumption on April 1st 2008.
"With pleasure to learn of your assumption of the high office of the President of the Republic of Botswana, I wish to extend, on behalf of the Government and people of the People's Republic of China and indeed in my own name, our warm congratulations and good wishes. May Your Excellency succeed in carrying out this lofty post" Mr Hu said.
He also notes that since China and Botswana established diplomatic ties 33 years ago, the bilateral relations have been developing in a smooth and sound manner, with tangible fruits achieved in cooperation of all areas. He is ready to work together with President Khama to further enhance and deepen exchanges and cooperation in all fields between China and Botswana, so as to elevate the bilateral relationship to a new high.