NAMIBIA, NEPAL PRESENT LETTERS OF CREDENCE
His Majesty King Letsie III expressed gratitude and appreciation over
the role that Namibia played on behalf of the Southern African
Development Community (SADC) in finding solution to Lesotho's political
and security problems in 2014.
These, he said when accepting letters of credence from the High
Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia to Lesotho, Mr. Veiccoh Nghiwete
at the Royal Palace on Thursday.
His Majesty further expressed gratitude over the recent gesture of
solidarity shown by Namibia in the development of personnel to form part
of the SADC oversight observer mission.
He said in its quest to consolidate democracy and ensure political
stability, the government hopes to embark on a progress of major reforms
, which will include constitutional, civil service, parliamentary,
judicial and security sector reforms.
He therefore expressed hope Basotho will draw valuable lessons from the
Namibian experience as the country embarked on this journey.
Presenting his letters of credence, Mr. Nghiwete said both countries
have bonds of cooperation within the framework of the United Nations
(UN), SADC and Southern African Custom Union (SACU) among others,
expressing need for both countries to pursue the economic diplomacy for
the benefit of their people.
He pledged to do his best to maintain bilateral relations between both
countries during his tenure of office.
Meanwhile, when accepting letters of credence from the Ambassador of
Nepal to Lesotho Mr. Bahadur Rai, His Majesty said both countries share
common membership in organizations like the UN, Non-Aligned Movement and
the group of Least Developed Countries (LDCS), saying it is through
these organisations that both countries are able to pursue common goals
anchored on the principles of universal peace
He also said both countries have always coordinated
positions and spoken with one voice at the global arena on issues of
mutual interest, saying cooperation must be elevated and translated into
a thriving bilateral partnership which can bring tangible benefits to
Presenting his letters of credence, Mr. Rai said both countries share
aspirations in regional and political independence among others.
He expressed need for both countries to work together to promote
potential areas of bilateral cooperation.
Source: LENA 02/03/2017