LESOTHO’S KING LETSIE III BEGINS FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT TO ETHIOPIA MONDAY

ADDIS ABABA, Lesotho’s King Letsie III will arrive in Addis Ababa Monday for a four-day State visit to Ethiopia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.

King Letsie III, succeeded his father, King Moshoeshoe II, when the latter was forced into exile in 1990. His father was briefly restored to the throne in 1995 but died in a car crash in early 1996, and Letsie became king again.

During his stay in Ethiopia, King Letsie III is expected meet President Mulatu Teshome and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

He is also expected to visit the Bole Lemi industrial park on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the Aviation Academy and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples State.

Previously known as Basutoland, Lesotho declared independence from Britain in 1966.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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