Botswana Leaders Wrap up Visit

Published 06/13 2014 10:37PM

Updated 06/13 2014 10:39PM

PEORIA - The delegates from the nation of Botswana finished their tour the River City today talking business with Peoria leaders.
They held a roundtable with city officials to talk about a business partnership between their city of Jwaneng and Peoria.
Diamonds are the main industry of their nation.
With equipment from Caterpillar and Komatsu being used constantly, the delegation believes a partnership would be mutually beneficial.
"Botswana is peaceful,” Botswana Ambassador Dr. Tebelelo Seretse said. “Because Botswana is English speaking, you will not struggle with communication. And because an index called the ease of doing business ranks Botswana in the top three in the whole of Africa."
The delegation will return home Saturday.

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