The Republic of Maldives and the Kingdom of Lesotho have formally established diplomatic relations on Monday.
The Joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by Thilmeeza Hussain, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations and on behalf of the Government of Lesotho by Nkopane Raseeng Monyane, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the United Nations.
Cultivating meaningful partnerships with countries that respects and values the friendship remain a key priority of the foreign policy of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
According to the Foreign Ministry, the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries paves the way for the two countries to cooperate further to achieve common goals in areas of mutual interest as comparatively small nations in the international arena.
Lesotho is a landlocked country situated in Southern Africa, encircled by South Africa, with a population of approximately 2.12 million.