HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c148W
Mr. Nigel Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations with Botswana. [93161]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

Relations between the UK and Botswana are excellent, and several thousand British citizens live and work in Botswana. British exports to Botswana amounted to around £20 million last year, while imports from Botswana amounted to about £77 million. The Department for International Development maintains an aid programme in-country aimed at poverty reduction, education, HIV/AIDS awareness and public sector reform. The British Council is engaged by the Government of Botswana to recruit teachers from the UK, and to place trainees in UK institutions.