Windhoek, 16 November 2022 (TDI): The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Samuel Matekane on Wednesday 16 November, paid a working visit to the Republic of Namibia.
President @hagegeingob welcomes Rt. Hon. @MatekaneSam , Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, for a courtesy visit to Namibia. President Geingob encouraged Rt. Hon. Matekane to pursue the path of Effective Governance and peace for Development to take place. pic.twitter.com/PU4mdyBzLZ
— Namibian Presidency (@NamPresidency) November 16, 2022
He arrived at the capital, Windhoek for meetings with Namibian diplomats. Prime Minister Samuel Matekane is expected to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations between Namibia and Lesotho.
As part of the visit, he will also meet with the President of Namibia, Hage Geingob. It is pertinent to note that Hage Geingob, President of Namibia was at the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected Prime Minister of the Kingdom last month.
They will both meet and discuss the way forward on the diplomatic relations of their countries. Samuel Matekane took over as a Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho after securing a majority of votes.
The Republic of Namibia has been one of the last states in Southern Africa to gain independence. As such it has established diplomatic relations with other countries for mutual benefit.
Namibia and Lesotho have been on good diplomatic terms and have sought to strengthen through the visit of the Prime Minister of Lesotho, Samuel Matekane.
The two will seek to support each other in all matters related to economic, cultural, and humanitarian support. Along these lines, President Hage Geingob in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) called on all leaders to assist in strengthening diplomacy among each other.
He also emphasized peaceful relations between countries were paramount to him. In this vein, the meeting taking place will further ensure that the diplomatic relations between both Namibia and Lesotho strengthen.