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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho

Contact

Address: Qhobosheaneng Government Complex Griffith Hill Road P. O. Box 1387, Maseru 100, Lesotho 

Tel.: +266 22311150

E-mail: not available

http://www.foreign.gov.ls

 

 

 

The Minister

Tlohang Sekhamane

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Benin

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Minister Sekhamane acquired in 1982 at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) a Bachelor of Arts  in Education. He subsequently headed the Mapholaneng High School in Mokhotlong. In 1986 until 1990 he was Assistant Private Secretary of King Moshoeshoe II. In 1988 he received a diploma in Development Studies at Cambridge University , followed in 1989 by a Master of Philosophy in Economic and Politics of Development at the same university.

In 1991, he briefly worked as a lecturer at the NUL before director of the National Teacher Training College in Maseru . In 1994 he returned to the NUL and became head of the Department of Development Studies. 1995 to 1997 he was Education Officer for  UNICEF . He then took over the NUL's Institute for Development Studies: employed (about "Institute of Development Studies"), which he headed from 1998.  In 2000 he joined as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education. From 2001 to 2015, it is was Government Secretary. (About: "Government Secretary") and Head of the Public Service ( "Head of the Public Service") Lesotho.

After the elections 2015 and the government takeover of DC Minister Sekhamane was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations: appointed (as "Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Relations"). 

Minister Sekhamane is married and has two children.

 

History

Vision

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will have a professional diplomatic service, capable of providing quality advice on international issues, jealously guarding Lesothos political and socio-economic interests in a rapidly globalizing world and suitably poised to promote and effectively represent Lesotho internationally, in order to attain sustainable development for the benefit of Basotho. 

Mission

To establish, promote and maintain good international relations for the advancement and enhancement of Lesotho's prosperity in accordance with the United Nations core principles of sovereign equality of states, peaceful co-existence, promotion and respect for international law, territorial integrity and non - interference in internal affairs of other states.