UN chief congratulates people of Lesotho on peaceful national elections

Voting takes place in Maseru, Lesotho. Photo: UN Lesotho (file)

8 June 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today congratulated the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the conclusion of a peaceful National Assembly election.

“He commends the work of the Independent Electoral Commission in organizing the election and the role played by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in assisting the Kingdom of Lesotho to ensure a peaceful political environment,” said statement issued by his Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.

“The Secretary-General highlights the importance of now focusing attention on the implementation of SADC decisions on further strengthening democratic governance and stability,” it added.

The statement concluded by reaffirming “the United Nations commitment to support the Kingdom of Lesotho in this regard.”


News Tracker: past stories on this issue

Gambia: UN chief congratulates President-elect Adama Barrow

Related Stories