The President of Botswana, Sir Seretse Khama, arrived in London by air today (Thursday, November the 5th) to have talks with British leaders.
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SV Seretse Khama and wife out of car
SV Seretse and Mrs. Khama through airport building, greeted and into car
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Background: The President of Botswana, Sir Seretse Khama, arrived in London by air today (Thursday, November the 5th) to have talks with British leaders.
He's expected to discuss, among other things, the possibility of British arms sales to South Africa.
Sir Seretse was accompanied by his wife.
He is due to have talks within Government leaders tomorrow (Friday, November the 6th).
Sir Seretse has already spoken out forcefully against the sale of military arms to South Africa.
Five weeks ago, in a radio broadcast marking the fourth anniversary of Botswana's independence, he declared: "We do not wish to see in southern Africa the kind of conflict we see in the Middle East or Vietnam, with Western countries lined up on one side and Eastern countries on the other. That is why we oppose the sale of arms to South Africa and any western military involvement with countries which are denying self-determination in southern Africa."
Botswana, formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland borders South Africa and economically it's considerably dependent on South Africa, but Sir Seretse is determined to preserve the country's image of political independence.