Relations between Turkey and Lesotho

Turkish Embassy in Pretoria/Republic of South Africa is also accredited to Lesotho. Embassy of Lesotho in Rome/Italy is accredited to Turkey.

Relations between Turkey and Lesotho are developing steadily parallel to Turkey’s developing relations with the African continent.

H.E Bethuel Pakalitha Mosisili, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, visited Turkey between 9-13 May 2011 within the framework of the 4th UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries held in Istanbul.

H.E. Kimetso Henry Mathbaba, Minister of State attended the World Humanitarian Summit between 23-24 May 2016.

H.E.Mothetjoa Metsing, the Vice President, H.E. Joshua Setipa, the Minister of Trade and Industry and Mokoto Hloale, the Minister of Development attended the the Comprehensive Midterm Review for the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries in Antalya, Turkey between 27-29 May 2016.

H.E. Lesego Makgothi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, paid an official visit to Turkey in 2018. During this visit Minister Makgothi met our Minister H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Several Turkish delegations have visited Lesotho lately to discuss a number of issues related to bilateral cooperation.

The first round of bilateral political consultions between Turkey and Lesotho was held in October, 2019 in Ankara.

Trade volume between two countries in 2019 is 1,65 million USD (exports from Turkey: 1,62 million USD; imports to Turkey: 29 thousand USD).

Turkish Government, within the framework of Türkiye Scholorships, allocates undergraduate scholarships to the students from Lesotho every year.

The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) also fallows, develops and implements projects in Lesotho.