Welcoming the King and Queen to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President said that India and Lesotho share close and cordial ties. India cherishes its partnership with Lesotho. India is strongly committed to its developmental partnership with Lesotho. We have established an IT Center in Lesotho and look forward to its success in training and skilling youth.
The President said that India has extended an LOC for setting up a vocational training centre at Maseru to train women and youth of Lesotho. He noted that India’s capacity building partnership with Lesotho under the ITEC programmes and ICCR scholarship scheme is progressing well.
The President appreciated Lesotho for its continuous support to India’s candidature in multilateral bodies. He specially thanked Lesotho for its support to Dr Neeru Chadha at ITLOS, Judge Dalveer Bhandari at the ICJ and for India’s re-election to the executive board of UNESCO.