President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama says Botswana's performance at ITB Berlin 2017, the world's largest trade show, made him proud to be a Motswana. Speaking at a luncheon President Khama hosted at the State House on March 19 for the team that traveled to Germany, Berlin, President Khama indicated that Botswana was well put on the world map. "I want to give special recognition to the artistes for an awesome job done and also say that our artistes' performances are forever improving," he said, adding that Botswana's ambassadors in different countries were always raving about the artistes they engaged at their various functions. He said Botswana's artistes were proving to be "up there with the very best and no country in Africa beats Botswana in terms of the standard of quality exhibited by our artistes."
He indicated that after he saw the opening ceremony by Botswana in Germany, he was keen to show his appreciation hence he arranged for the luncheon. President Khama further said it had been reported that over 4 000 people from all over the world attended the opening ceremony and witnessed the spectacle put up by Botswana. "I spoke to many people after the show and one particular gentleman told me that he had been attending the ITB Berlin event for the past 10 years and in those 10 years he has never seen anything like what Botswana did. He said it was the best performance he had ever seen and it gave him goose bumps," he said.