Second Meeting of the India-Lesotho Joint Bilateral Commission of Cooperation held in Lesotho

Sep 23, 2013 19:24 IST

The second meeting of the India-Lesotho Joint Bilateral Commission of Cooperation (JBCC) was held during 12-13 September 2013 in Maseru, Lesotho to discuss the current state of bilateral relations and the follow up of decisions taken at India Africa Forum Summit. This was the first meeting of the JBCC to be held in Lesotho.

India and Lesotho enjoy close and friendly bilateral relations which are multifaceted. There is a strong cooperation in bilateral matters and excellent coordination of views in regional and international fora. India-Lesotho cooperation has developed through capacity building programmes, training and sharing of experience in diverse fields including defence and security.
During the discussions, both nations also reviewed implementation of decisions taken at the first meeting of the JBCC in March 2009 as well as those under the two India Africa Forum Summits.

Both nations held extensive discussions on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of common interest. Cooperation under the India Africa Forum Summit, defence and security cooperation and Lines of Credit offered by the Government of India were also discussed at length.

It was also agreed to propose that the next JBCC meeting will be held in New Delhi on mutually convenient dates.

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