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Lesotho delegation participates in IV Saint-Petersburg International Cultural Forum

Delegation of the Kingdom of Lesotho led by H.E.Ms.L.Tampane, Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture, invited by H.E.Mr.V.R.Medinsky, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, participated in the IV Saint-Petersburg International Cultural Forum (14-16 December 2015). H.E.Ms.L.Tampane met with high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation on the sidelines of Forum.

LESOTHO THANKS RUSSIA FOR HELP

On 7 October 2014 H.E. Mr.M.I.Petrakov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho, received in the Embassy Ms.M.Njoroge, Country Director and Representative of the United Nations World Food Programme in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Ms.M.Njoroge expressed gratitude for the humanitarian aid provided by the Russian Government to the people of Lesotho. Its first consignment (medical equipment) was delivered in the beginning of summer 2014 and the second one (foodstuff) is being distributed now among the residents of the Kingdom. Ms.M.Njoroge emphasized, that the Russian humanitarian help was welcomed in Lesotho with deep gratitude.

THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION DONATES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF LESOTHO

On 4 June 2014 in Maseru was held the hand-over ceremony of the Russian humanitarian aid consisting of modern medical equipment worth 1 million USD donated to the people of Lesotho. The ceremony was attended by H.E.Mr.M.Petrakov, Ambassador of Russia to South Africa and Lesotho, Mr.V.Kuvshinov, Secretary General of the International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO), members of the joint delegation of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters, ICDO and «EMERCOM» Agency, from Lesotho side – Hon.Mr.T.Thabane, Prime-Minister, Hon.Ms.P.Manamolela, Minister of Health, Hon.Mr.M.Tsekoa, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, and other officials.

Signing of the memorandum on cultural cooperation with Lesotho

On 4 June 2014 in Maseru was held the ceremony of signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture of the Kingdom of Lesotho for 2014-2016.

From the Russian side the document on behalf of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation was signed by H.E.Mr.M.Petrakov, Ambassador of Russia to South Africa and Lesotho, from the Lesotho side – by Hon.Ms.M.Radebe, Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture of the Kingdom of Lesotho

     

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