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Minister for Africa expresses concern on Lesotho developments

James Duddridge urges parties to work together through constitutional means to peacefully resolve situation in Lesotho.

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Commenting on the latest developments, the Minister for Africa, James Duddridge MP said:

The UK is deeply concerned by the current political situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho. I welcome the Southern African Development Community’s ongoing engagement and hope all parties will now work together to implement the Windhoek agreements and ensure all disputes are settled in a peaceful manner, and in line with Lesotho’s Constitution and principles of the rule of law. The UK continues to support a peaceful and democratic Lesotho. We look forward to Prime Minister Thabane, as the democratically elected leader of the country, returning to Lesotho at the earliest opportunity.

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Published 2 September 2014