AUSTRALIA PRESENTS LETTERS OF CREDENCE
His Majesty King Letsie III says Lesotho has benefited immensely from
the generous support that has been extended by Australia to her
developmental efforts since the formal diplomatic relations between the
two countries in 1973.
This, he said when accepting letters of credence from Australia High
Commissioner to Lesotho, Mr. Adam Justin McCarthy at an event held at
the Royal Palace in Maseru on Thursday.
His Majesty said relations between the two countries have recently
diversified with growing cooperation in the areas of among others,
financial intelligence and anti-money laundering, training in forensics
for members of the Lesotho Mounted Police Service and training in
international peace keeping for members of the Lesotho Defence Force.
He further noted that both countries share common membership in the
United Nations and Commonwealth, highlighting need to leverage the
shared membership to advance and accelerate their collaboration in areas
of global peace, stability and security and in other fields that will
benefit their people.
He therefore assured the High Commissioner of the government support
during his tenure of office.
Presenting the letters of credence, Mr. Adam Justin McCarthy said his
country values relations that exist between the two countries, saying
most of Basotho studied in Australia and that it (Australia) will
continue to provide post graduate sponsorships for Basotho children.
He added that both countries share common challenges in climate change
due to their landscape.
He also said his country will continue to provide assistance in among
others, food security in African countries, pledging to strengthen the
existing relations between the two countries during his tenure of
Meanwhile, Mr. Justin McCarthy paid a courtesy call on the Prime
Minister, Dr Pakalitha Mosisili after the presentation ceremony.
Source: LENA 23/02/2017