Canada–Lesotho relations

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Canada–Lesotho relations
Map indicating locations of Canada and Lesotho



Canada-Lesotho Relations began in 1966. Canada maintains a High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa which represents it in Lesotho.[1] Lesotho maintains a High Commission in Ottawa and an Honorary Consul in Vancouver. Lesotho businesses can apply for support from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, which has funded projects focused on gender equality. Students in Lesotho are eligible for Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program and the African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program. In 2017, Bilateral trade was $10 million, consisting of $9.7 million imports from Lesotho and $302,000 in exports to Lesotho.[2]

Foreign Aid and Development

Canadian NGOs and Foreign Aid provided by the Canadian Government have improved healthcare and education in Lesotho. Scholarships provided have University Education for several government officials in Lesotho such as Pakalitha Mosisili, the 4th Prime Minister of Lesotho. Canada stands to increase development funds and foreign aid to the country to further increase relations between the two nations.[3]


  1. ^ "Consulate of Canada to Lesotho in Maseru". Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Canada - Lesotho Relations". Government of Canada. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ CGE Magazine (7 May 2012). "Bilateral Aid Lesotho seeks Renewed Ties". Canadian Government Executive. Retrieved 7 October 2018.