GEORGIA, MAURITANIA PRESENT LETTERS OF
His Majesty King Letsie III accepted letters of credence from the first
Ambassador of Georgia to Lesotho, Mr. Beka Dvali and the first
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to Lesotho, Mr. Mohamed
Ould Hannani at the event held at the Royal Palace in Maseru on
Accepting letters of credence from Mr. Hannani, His Majesty expressed
hope that his appointment as Mauritania's first ambassador to Lesotho
will pave way to strengthen and deepen the relations that already exist
between the two countries.
He said both countries share common values, aspirations and beliefs,
adding that they both yearn for an Africa that is at peace with herself.
He said both countries are already aware of the correlation between
poverty and underdevelopment and that both countries efforts to improve
the socio-economic well-being of their peoples have been affected by
He therefore emphasised need for both countries to adopt common
positions to address mitigation and adaptation strategies and related
financing requirements, assuring him of the country support during his
tenure of office.
Presenting his letters of credence, Mr. Hannani said Mauritania is aware
of Lesotho's progress in promoting political stability, social and
He expressed gratitude to Lesotho over her support to Mauritania's
struggle against poverty and development, pledging to strengthen the
socio-economic and political cooperation between both countries.
Meanwhile, when accepting letters of credence from Mr. Dvali, His
Majesty said the new relations between Lesotho and Georgia are a source
of great joy and satisfaction for both countries and look forward to
harnessing their common views and interests as small states in order to
pursue a common purpose and agenda at international fora.
He said by so doing, they will be increasing their bargaining power at
the global stage, where their interests as small states have not always
been accorded due to recognition.
He added the relations between both countries are based on shared and
cherished international principles of sovereign equality of states,
mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of others,
as well as promoting a better life for their people.
Presenting his letters of credence, Mr. Dvali said both countries are
committed to promoting a better future for their people.
He pledged to deepen political dialogue and open trade relations through
business to business links between the two countries during his tenure
The two Ambassadors paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Dr
Pakalitha Mosisili after the presentation ceremony.
Source: LENA 09/03/2017