Then-EU development commissioner Andris Piebalgs with Lesotho’s ministers for finance and development planning at the signing ceremony of the EU’s 2014-2020 national indicative program for the African country. Photo by: European Commission
The European Union has extended its long-standing partnership with Lesotho with the release of its 2014–2020 country strategy. The new plan outlines EU’s efforts toward achieving its overarching goal of eradicating poverty in the southern African country by way of sustainable measures, integration with the global economy, and the promotion of democracy, human rights and rule of law.
The partnership supports Lesotho’s National Strategic Development Plan, which articulates the government’s strategy for reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development. While the country has made significant progress in establishing a stable democratic government, bottlenecks in its key sectors still exist.
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