Botswana President Advocates for PEPFAR During Visit to United States
President George W. Bush pauses with fellow heads of state following a Roundtable on Democracy Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at the United Nations in New York. From left are: President Festus Gontebanye Mogae of the Republic of Botswana; President Bush; President Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Republic; Secretary of State for Foreign Relations Carlos Morales Troncoso of the Dominican Republic, and President Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania.
White House photo by Eric Draper
During a visit to the United States in September 2007, Botswana President Festus Mogae advocated for a closer relationship between Africa and the United States.
While giving remarks at the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), President Mogae stated, "The modest successes we have recorded in my country...and indeed in many African countries, could not have been achieved without United States support under PEPFAR... PEPFAR has turned despair into hope. PEPFAR has galvanized donor countries and agencies alike to act in concert in the interest of humanity."