Kingdom of Lesotho
I am pleased to accept your letters of credence accrediting you as High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
I congratulate you on your appointment and welcome you to Guyana. I ask also that you convey my best wishes to His Majesty King Letsie III, for his personal wellbeing and for the prosperity of the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Excellency, as you have said, Guyana and Lesotho have enjoyed cordial relations since our two countries established diplomatic relations forty years ago on 25 August 1979. Our relations are founded on mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, cooperation for mutual benefit, respect for treaties and international law and the maintenance of regional peace and security.
Guyana is keen on discussing and developing ways in which we can improve relations between our countries especially in the fields of trade, investment, agriculture and energy.
Guyana and Lesotho became independent in 1966. We have worked to develop our countries and improve the lives of our people.
Our countries share common views and are consistent advocates on various global issues such as maintaining international peace and security and adapting to the threat of climate change.
We have worked closely at the multilateral level under the auspices of the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the Non- Aligned Movement.
Guyana is in transition towards the establishment of a ‘green state.’ A state, which will see more emphasis being placed on the protection of our environment, the preservation of our biodiversity, the promotion of renewable energy and the adoption of practical measures to ensure climate adaptation. The ‘green state’ will allow us to respond more effectively to the challenges posed by climate change. Climate change represents a threat to both of our countries, economies and environment.
Guyana welcomes the opportunity to enhance its efforts at collaboration with the Kingdom of Lesotho. We look forward to sharing experiences in building climate-resilient economies and collaborating on important developmental issues such as education, the environment, the economy, the eradication of poverty and the improvement of the livelihood of our people.
I wish you every success in the discharge of your duties as High Commissioner. I assure you of the full support of my government.
I thank you.