Lesotho and Maldives establish diplomatic relations

Maldives and Lesotho formally establish diplomatic relations | Photo: Foreign Affairs

Male’, Maldives – The Kingdom of Lesotho and Maldives have formally established diplomatic relations on 29 March 2021.

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, Thilmeeza Hussain signed the joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries, on behalf of Maldives, while the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the United Nations, Nkopane Raseeng Monyane signed the agreement on behalf of Lesotho.

Located in Southern Africa, Lesotho is a landlocked country encircled by South Africa, with a population of approximately 2.12 million. With the established diplomatic relationship between the two small nations, the countries aims to pave the way for the two countries to cooperate further to achieve common goals in areas of mutual interest.

It has been a priority of the foreign policy of the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to cultivate meaningful partnerships with foreign countries that respects and values the friendship between the two countries.