President returns from Lesotho after a successful two-day official visit

WINDHOEK: President Hifikepunye Pohamba returned from Lesotho yesterday following a successful two-day official visit to that southern African Kingdom.

Foreign Affairs Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah told Nampa immediately after they arrived here the Namibian Head of State had fruitful discussions with political and church leaders in that country.

Pohamba undertook the mission to Lesotho in his capacity as the chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)’s Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.

Speaking on behalf of Pohamba, Nandi-Ndaitwah said during his visit, the president paid a courtesy call on, among others, King Letsie III, Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, church leaders and members of the coalition political parties.

She said Pohamba’s visit was successful, because all those leaders have agreed to cooperate and have a national dialogue with each other to make sure that peace and stability are maintained in the country.

On 26 May this year, Lesotho witnessed the country’s fifth general election for its 120-member National Assembly since a return to electoral democracy in 1993, which mostly contributed to political instability.