German Chancellor's G8 Personal Representative for Africa visited SADC and Botswana

Günter Nooke, persönlicher G8-Afrikabeauftragte der Bundeskanzlerin im Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)

German Chancellor's G8 Personal Representative for Africa in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Günter Nooke, visited between 9th and 13th February 2013 Botswana and the Southern African Development Community based in their capital Gaborone.

During his stay in the country he travelled together with the German Ambassadress, Annett Günther, to the KAZA National Park. This transfrontier park between Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe is a SADC prestige project and the largest national park in the world. German Development Cooperation is supporting its establishment in close collaboration with SADC Secretariat. Afterwards he met the SADC Executive Secretary, Tomasz Salomão, as well as leading representatives of the Botswana Government for political talks in Gaborone.

During his exchange with GIZ programme managers he emphasised the huge interest of the German Chancellor for the regional SADC cooperation and praised the trustworthy relation-ship based on the long-term cooperation between Germany and SADC.