Bilateral Relations with Lesotho
Enlarge image Women transporting goods (© picture-alliance/dpa) Diplomatic relations between Germany and Lesotho were established in 1966. Bilateral relations are close and based on trust, and there are frequent close consultations between the two countries in international bodies.
For many years, bilateral relations with Lesotho were largely dominated by German development cooperation.
Even after the closure of the German Embassy in Maseru in 1994, Lesotho maintained its embassy in Bonn and then in Berlin.
At the beginning of 2005, Germany and France opened a joint consular office in the Alliance Française building in Maseru.
On 9 June 2008, Lesotho’s Foreign Minister Tsekoa was in Berlin for political talks. A highlight in bilateral relations was the private visit to Germany by Queen Masenate from June 21 to July 2, 2008.