Diplomat denies Botswana -China sour relations


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday that diplomatic ties with Beijing have not reached a low. This is despite poor project performance by a number of Chinese contractors.

Deputy permanent secretary in the foreign affairs ministry, responsible for International Relations, Thuso Ramodimoosi said that some Chinese contractors performing poorly must not result in generalisation of Sino contractors.  He said painting all of them with the same brush would be wrong. Ramodimoosi maintained that no diplomatic tiff existed between Gaborone and Beijing consequent to poor project execution. 

“There are some Chinese companies that are doing well, and others are not doing well.  But we cannot say diplomatic relations with China are at a low,” he said.

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