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Botswana President Lauds Huawei Innovation

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BEIJING, China -- President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana, on his state visit to China, visited Huawei R&D Center in Beijing and met Yi Xiang, Senior Vice-President of Huawei Technologies. President Masisi expressed that Botswana looks forward to cooperating in depth with companies like Huawei, a global ICT leader, to promote socio-economic development and achieve sustainable development of Botswana through digital transformation.

Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana (second on the left) and his family meeting with Yi Xiang, Senior Vice-president of Huawei (first on the right), and Li Peng, President of Southern Africa Region of Huawei (first on the left) in Beijing.
Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana (second on the left) and his family meeting with Yi Xiang, Senior Vice-president of Huawei (first on the right), and Li Peng, President of Southern Africa Region of Huawei (first on the left) in Beijing.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi said, he takes Huawei as his first stop during the China visit, this is not a coincident. He said Huawei’s achievements in ICT area is respectable, and Botswana is cooperating with Huawei in innovations, so as to promote digital transformation of Botswana.

Yi Xiang said Botswana is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. For many years, Huawei has taken active part in Botswana ICT planning and development, and built wonderful relationships with local operators and enterprises, so as to support building ubiquitos connectivity and ICT sector in Botswana”.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi said Botswana wants to improve governance efficiency, socio-economic development, and sustainable development through leverage of ICT, and demonstrate successful cases and experience to the whole world. Therefore, it is natural for Botswana to select Huawei, and we look forward to having more exchanges and interactions with Huawei”.

Yi Xiang said Huawei will continue supporting Botswana national development goals, and is committed to further improving telecom infrastructure in Botswana. On this basis, Huawei will leverage its global resources, experience, and experts, to provide competitive, innovative, and suitable ICT applications and services, and bring digital into every person, home, and organization in Botswana. Through this, Huawei will make available secure and convenient telecom connection and information services to more Botswana people, and make ICT into an important driving force for increasing Botswana’s socio-economic development and enhancing its global competitiveness.

After the meeting, Huawei contributed the Seeds for the Future Program, a program for ICT talent training, to Botswana. This program will help train a number of ICT talent for the country in the coming days.

Huawei entered Botswana market in 1998 to provide local customers with end-to-end communication solutions. Today, Huawei’s products and services are benefiting most local population. Apart from providing secure, stable, and high-quality network to customers, Huawei also actively fulfills its corporate social responsibility by training talent, supporting culture, sports, education, etc. to bridge the digital divide and cultivate ICT talent for the country. Huawei was awarded by the Botswana government for being Responsible Corporate Social Citizen and for its Community Contribution.

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