In a quest to promote trade and investment between Lesotho and the countries of accreditation, the Embassy recently participated in the Norwegian-African Business Summit in Oslo on the 12th October, 2012.
This was the second time that this Business Summit was held which aims to draw the attention of the Norwegian businesses to invest in African countries including Lesotho. The summit was graced with the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway who amongst other recognized the potential and progress of African economies. Many African Envoys also attended this summit. The Embassy had the opportunity to exhibit the vast investment opportunities in Lesotho and established networks with a number of captains of industries in Norway.
The Embassy also participated at International Trade & Embassy Conference & Exhibition in Limerick, Ireland on the 4th October, 2012. In this event, the Ambassador of Lesotho to Ireland, H.E. Mr. Paramente Phamotse made an appeal to Irish investors to consider Lesotho as their next investment destination.
Above Left: National Flags of the countries which participated in the International Trade & Embassy Conference & Exhibition in Limerick. Above Right: H.E. Mr. Phamotse presenting the trade opportunities in Lesotho at the Conference.
Lastly, the Embassy participated in the 2nd African-Ireland Economic Forum in Dublin on the 22 October, 2012. The Forum was among others addressed by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr. Eamon Gilmore TD. who emphasized the Government’s commitment to revitalize trade links between Ireland and Africa, the fastest growing market in the world. The event attracted approximately 140 participants from Africa and the Irish business community.
Participants at the Africa-Ireland Economic Forum