Lesotho's King arrives in Ethiopia to boost ties
Lesotho's King Letsie III on Monday arrived in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on a visit to boost ties of the two African countries.
King Letsie III, during his four-day visit to Ethiopia, is expected to meet senior Ethiopian government officials, including President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, according to the Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry.
The king is also expected to visit various infrastructure projects in the East African country, particularly the Bole Lemi industrial park on the outskirts of Addis Ababa and the Ethiopian Airline's Aviation Academy, it was indicated.
Activities implemented by the Ethiopian government to improve country's food security are also said to be the areas the king will witness during his visit.
Ethiopia's recently appointed Ambassador to Lesotho, Mulugeta Kelil, had previously revealed the two countries' ambition to strengthen their cooperation in various areas, mainly through economic and trade relations.
Kelil has highlighted the relations of the two countries given Ethiopia's status as one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and Lesotho's position as a top exporter of natural resources.