Botswana labours to penetrate China beef market

The Ambassador with Huawei Botswana communication Manager Cyril Xu Liang
The Ambassador with Huawei Botswana communication Manager Cyril Xu Liang

BEIJING, CHINA: Botswana’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Sasara George has implored the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) to quicken the process of satisfying Chinese requirements for beef exports to the Asian economic giant.

Botswana is seeking to compensate the decline of its beef exports to the lucrative European Union (EU) by exploring other markets such as China and other African countries.

Speaking to Mmegi Business on the sidelines of a ceremony to mark the start of Huawei’s “Seeds For The Future” training programme for top Botswana ICT students, George decried the slow pace of taking advantage of the huge Chinese opportunity for beef exports.

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