The 1st Special Course for diplomats from Botswana is being held at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India on 6-18 May 2019. 18 young diplomats from Botswana are participating.
The Special Course was inaugurated at FSI on 6 May 2019. On 5 May, Amb. J.S. Mukul, Dean (FSI) hosted a welcome reception for the Botswanian diplomats.
The Special Course would include modules on India’s foreign policy, key international issues, multilateral diplomacy and diplomatic skills. The Botswanian diplomats would also get an exposure to India’s economic and technological development and undertake study tours to experience the rich cultural heritage of India.
India’s relations with Botswana have been close and friendly. India established diplomatic relations with Botswana immediately after its independence in 1966 and opened its diplomatic mission in Gaborone in 1987. Botswana established its Mission in New Delhi in 2006.