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Hand-over ceremony of the food aid from the Chinese Government to the Government of Lesotho held in Maseru

On Spet. 7, 2016, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Chinese Embassy jointly held a hand-over ceremony of the food aid from the Chinese Government to the Government of Lesotho. Honorable Tlohang Sekhamane, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Honorable Kimetso Mathaba, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Honorable Ramohalanka, Government Secretary of Lesotho, Ambassador Sun Xianghua, Mr. Zhang Changwei, the political counselor of the Chinese Embassy, other officials and reporters from media attended the Ceremony.

Ambassador Sun extended appreciations to Hon. Sekhamane and Hon. Mathaba for their hard work in preparing the ceremony. He indicated that China is a true reliable partner, sincere friend and good brother of Lesotho. Both China and Lesotho extended assistance to each other at their respective challenging times. This shows the friendship and sincerity between the two countries. The Chinese Government and people will always support Lesotho's efforts in maintaining political stability, developing its economy and improving its people's livelihood.

Hon. Sekhamane indicated in his speech that the Chinese Government donated this batch of rice as a response to the appeal of the Right Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Mosisili. China was among the first countries to heed this call, and responded with the appreciable level of a quantity doubled the previous donations. This donation is a clear symbol of the warm and cordial bonds of friendship and cooperation between Lesotho and China. Lesotho firmly support the "One-China Policy". Hon. Minister also assured Ambassador Sun of his commitment to work with the latter in furthering the already existing bilateral relations between the two countries for the mutual benefit of our peoples.

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