Lesotho’s King to Visit Ethiopia
Lesotho’s King to Visit Ethiopia on Monday for a four-day state visit,
Lesotho’s King Letsie III will arrive in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia on Monday for a four-day state visit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
He succeeded his father, Moshoeshoe II, when the latter was forced into exile in 1990.
His father was briefly restored in 1995 but soon died in a car crash in early 1996, and Letsie became king again.
During his stay in Ethiopia, King Letsie III is expected meet President Mulatu Teshome and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
He is also expected to visit the Bole Lemi industrial park in the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the Aviation Academy and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples state.
Previously known as Basutoland, Lesotho, declared independence from the United Kingdom in October 1966.