Strengthening Pakistan-Lesotho relations
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa, Mr. Najm us Saqib, presented his credentials to King Letsie III of Lesotho in Maseru on 11 June, 2015. Besides accreditation to South Africa, the High Commissioner is concurrently accredited to Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.
The High Commissioner conveyed warm greetings and good wishes from President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to King Letsie III, which were warmly reciprocated. The King and the High Commissioner discussed bilateral economic and trade relations and decided to explore additional avenues of cooperation for the welfare of peoples of both the friendly countries.
The High Commissioner's visit to Maseru also entailed his detailed meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing, Minister of Public Health T.Au, Acting Foreign Secretary Matete 'Nena along with a visit to the Lesotho Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During these meetings, the High Commissioner touched upon Pakistan's vital role in achieving durable peace in the region; Pakistan’s Prime Minister's vision of “peace for development” and Pakistan's core national objective of advancing economic development. Future prospects of economic and trade relations were also discussed with a view to strengthening Pak-Lesotho relations in different fields.
During his interaction with authorities of Lesotho, the High Commissioner also highlighted the constructive role being played by the small Pakistani Community based in Lesotho, for the economic and social wellbeing of Lesotho. In addition, he interacted extensively with the Community and took effective measures to address their individual problems.
High Commission of Pakistan in Pretoria, South Africa