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Chinese Government Delegation Headed by Vice Minister of Commerce Visited Lesotho
2018/06/21
 

At the invitation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho, a Chinese government delegation headed by Vice Minister of Commerce, Dr. Qian Keming, visited Lesothobetween31 May- 2 June, 2018.

During his visit, Vice Minister Qian Keming accompanied by H.E. Dr. Sun Xianghua, Ambassador of China to Lesotho, paid a courtesy call on H.M. King Letsie III and Rt. Hon. Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho respectively, and exchanged views on deepening cooperation in economy and tradeas well as promoting the overall friendly relations between China and Lesotho.

On the afternoon of 1 June, Vice Minister Qian Kemingco-hosted bilateral meeting with Hon. Monyane Moleleki, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, and exchanged views on the economic and trade issues of major concern to both sides. After the meeting, Vice Minister Qian Keming signed the Framework Agreement on Economy, Trade, Investment and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho with Hon. Lesego Makgothi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations on behalf of the two Governments, and also witnessed together with Hon. Monyane Moleleki on the signing of Government Concessional Loan Agreement on Mpiti to Sehlaba-Thebe Road Project by the representative of China EXIM Bank and Hon. Dr. Moeketsi Majoro, Minister of Finance. Roughly 30 people attended the meeting, including members of the delegation, Ambassador Sun Xianghua, Hon. Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Finance, Energy and Meteorology, Water, Economic and Commercial Counsellor Ma Guoliang, as well as relevant Principal Secretaries and directors of different departments.

During the visit, Vice Minister Qian Keming also inspected the China-aided New State House Project and the Parliament Building Project.

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