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Lesotho: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6497, tabled on 30 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to Lesotho as a Commonwealth partner in establishing a stable elected government.

Answered on

11 April 2017

‚ÄčThe UK has regularly encouraged the Lesotho Government to implement recommendations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for public sector, security, judicial and constitutional reform, including through a recent joint UN and EU statement, a copy of which has been laid in the library of the House. The UK High Commissioner also emphasised the importance of free and fair elections when she met with the Lesotho Government last month, ahead of the scheduled elections in June. We continue to provide development assistance, including humanitarian aid, to Lesotho through regional programmes and multilateral organisations including the EU, World Bank and UN.