Bishop of Durham asks about support for stable elected Government in Lesotho

durham-230117-bOn 24th April 2017, the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler, received a written answer to a question on Lesotho:

The Lord Bishop of Durham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to Lesotho as a Commonwealth partner in establishing a stable elected government. [HL6497]

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: The UK has regularly encouraged the Lesotho Government to implement recommendations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for public sector, security, judicial and constitutional reform, including through a recent joint UN and EU statement, a copy of which has been laid in the library of the House. The UK High Commissioner also emphasised the importance of free and fair elections when she met with the Lesotho Government last month, ahead of the scheduled elections in June. We continue to provide development assistance, including humanitarian aid, to Lesotho through regional programmes and multilateral organisations including the EU, World Bank and UN.



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