The Message from the Ambassador
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho in Kuwait is proud to convey a message of hope and progress as the Kingdom of Lesotho celebrates its 50th anniversary of Independence from Britain that was attained on the 4th of October 1966. The year 2016 was therefore a very important milestone in the evolution of the country.
Lesotho has seen many developments in the area of clothing industry over the years, and lately made very strong strides in diamond mining, tourism development and real estate. Middle and low-income housing remain in great demand.
These developments have of course been backed by a focused programme of infrastructure development in roads, communications, power generation and distribution, water and sanitation.
The overarching approach has always been that of sound environmental and social considerations in formulating and implementing all developmental strategies and plans.
With a friendly hard working, dexterous and broadly literate population Lesotho still faces challenges of skills development in order to meet highly demanding specialized requirements from investors. To this end the country has called upon its cooperating partners to contribute in setting up institutions and supporting existing ones in order to bolster this important aspect in its labour market. It is worth noting that Lesotho enjoys good labour relations and industrial peace.
For Lesotho’s political life democracy is the name of the game whereby regular free and fair elections both at central and local government ensure people’s choice of government. Indeed international organizations that have observed Lesotho’s multi-party democracy and elections have given the country assessments with positive outcomes.
The Kingdom of Lesotho, on the diplomacy front, enjoys friendly and cordial diplomatic relations with the State of Kuwait, GCC at large and other Middle East and North Africa (MENA) nations. The high esteem with which the Head of State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah holds Lesotho’s Head of State, His Majesty King Letsie III is observed, and this is indeed the same with all the other nations with whom Lesotho has diplomatic ties in MENA.
Lesotho’s partnership in development and cooperation on the international platform remains a high priority as this impacts both directly and indirectly on growing her economy and raising the standard of living of her people. This will always remain a high priority objective of Lesotho’s leadership.
At this stage it is worth mentioning in no uncertain terms the determination of the Government of Lesotho to take the country forward in development while not losing sight of the fight against corruption and substandard delivery of services to the population.