Dear readers and visitors to our website,
on August 25th I arrived in Gaborone to assume my new post as German Ambassador (designate) to the Republic of Botswana. In the midst of the persisting worldwide Corona crisis, which imposes many restrictions on all of us, it was not easy to get here in the first place. But I made it, and after the required period of quarantine and a negative COVID test I was finally able to take up my job as Head of Mission at the German Embassy on Queens Road.
I am very much looking forward to learning about Botswana’s natural splendours, its abundant wildlife and its traditional heritage as important sources for sustainable tourism. But I am equally keen to work with the Government of Botswana on moving our common international agenda - fighting climate change, managing drought and water resources, and alleviating the negative effects which the Corona crisis imposes on our economies. As members of the United Nations, Germany and Botswana share common values and interests. And as bilateral partners, both our countries are part of a globalised world economy which has come under pressure, but still offers multiple opportunities for economic development – in Europe as well as in Africa.
I am looking forward to interacting and discussing with the people of Botswana from all walks of life to understand what makes this country such a special one!
Margit Hellwig-Boette born 11 July 1958 in Kassel, Germany, married Professional Profile Career Diplomat with over 30 years of service in the Federal Foreign Office.Over 10 years of experience with…