Lesotho National Day

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 4, 2017


On behalf of the Government of the United States, congratulations to the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the 51st anniversary of your independence.

The United States and Lesotho share an enduring friendship based on common values and mutual respect. Lesotho’s June elections were an example of its commitment to democracy. We look forward to continuing our cooperation to strengthen democratic institutions, promote sustainable economic growth and development, and fight against HIV/AIDS.

Together we strive to achieve our mutual goal of a stable, healthy, and prosperous future for the citizens of Lesotho.

We wish all Basotho peace and prosperity as you celebrate your independence.