India and Lesotho maintain diplomatic relations. Lesotho has a high commission in New Delhi and India has a non resident ambassador in Pretoria, South Africa. Both nations are a part of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Considering that India is the largest democracy in the world, and in view of its past contributions to the promotion of peace , Lesotho has officially decided to back India’s candidacy for a permanent seat in a reformed Security Council.

Since 1996, the High Commission in Pretoria has been concurrently accredited to Lesotho. Earlier, Lesotho came under the charge of the High Commission in Botswana. Following the visit of Prime Minister Mosisili to India in August 2003, Lesotho opened a resident mission in New Delhi.


India- Lesotho Meeting

Indian Economic Trade Organisation hosted the delegation from Lesotho headed by the members of Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) headed by the Chief Executive Officer Advocate Molise Ramaili


The discussion concluded  that the Indian delegation will visit Lesotho in October to attend the annual Lesotho investors meet.


The delegation of IETO engages with Lesotho by organising various interactions and deliberations with the business community and the private sector in Lesotho. The Indian Economic Trade Organisation also works with the High Commission of the Kingdom of Lesotho in New Delhi and their Trade Commissions all over the country.

The meeting with Indian Economic Trade Organisation and Lesotho National Development Corporation which was represented by the CEO of the company on the 16th of June, 2023.


The Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) is the main parastatal of the Government of Lesotho charged with the implementation of the country’s industrial development policies. The role of the Corporation is to promote Lesotho as an attractive investment location for both foreign and indigenous investors. LNDC is wholly owned by the Government of Lesotho and falls under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing which is responsible for providing overall policy direction on industrialization.

Esteemed guests at the India- Lesotho Dinner

India- Lesotho



7th June 2023- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

HE Mr. Thabang Linus Kholumo, the Charge D’Affaires of the Kingdom of Lesotho along with HE. Mr. Jason Hall, High Commissioner of Jamaica participated in the climate change conference organised by the India Ocean Trade Council. 

Dr. Asif Iqbal, President of the Indian Economic Trade Organization, said: “Climate change is affecting Lesotho as it does any other country — abnormal seasons, rainy when it is not supposed to be, dry winters… it affects the cropping in Lesotho. We hope through Indian collaboration we can create tools to be able to foresee all of that and try to solve the problem from what we see on the maps” he said. 

Mr. Vadamalai Kanda Subburaj Subash, Trade Commissioner of the Indian Ocean Trade Council, told the delegates how climate change posed the biggest threat to Indian Ocean security and how this crisis required collective action, and should serve as a catalyst for the revival of the Indian Ocean Rim Association. 

The presence of the Jamaican High Commissioner HE Jason Keats Hall and the Charge D’Affaires of Kingdom of Lesotho HE Thabang Linus Kholumo. Both of them participated in the dialogue of the multilateral body with the ability to promote cooperation which is the need of the hour.




HE Thabang Linus Kholumo, Charge D’Affaires of Kingdom of Lesotho; HE Jason Hall, High Commissioner of Jamaica; Dr Asif Iqbal, President of Indian Economic Trade Organization 





The guests addressed an international seminar on Indian sports diplomacy and sports development. They had an interactive session with the students and said that there is a vast opportunity for collaboration with India in education and sports besides trade. 


The office of the trade commission of India-Southern African Development Council (SADC) was opened at the Sri Ramachandra Centre for Sports Science.  HE Jason Hall, High Commissioner of Jamaica; HE Thabang Linus Kholumbo, Charge D’Affaires oF Kingdom of Lesotho; Dr. Venkatachalam Murugan IFS, Chief of Branch Secretariat of MEA Govt. of India, Chennai commemorated the office opening. 


Sri Ramachandra Centre for Sports Science welcoming HE. Thabang Linus Kholumbo, Charge D’Affaires of Kingdom of Lesotho.


HE Thabang Linus Kholumbo, Charge D’Affaires of Kingdom of Lesotho said that Lesotho is looking for investors to develop the game of cricket in their country, and India could be the best bet for that.


Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022 took place on 20-25 June 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda. Commonwealth leaders travelled to Rwanda to reaffirm their common values and agree actions and policies to improve the lives of all their citizens.

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