His Majesty King Letsie III is in Rome, Italy where he is visiting in his capacity as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Special Ambassador on Nutrition.
The King who left Lesotho on Saturday is accompanied by among others. the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as the Minister of Education and Training.
During his brief stay in Rome, His Majesty is expected to visit Malbo today and Geneva tomorrow where he will deliver a speech to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on forced labour.
According to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Halebonoe Sets’abi, the King’s visit to Italy is of significant importance as it will help Lesotho to learn how other countries faced with malnutrition overcame the challenge.
Sets’abi said because malnutrition is rife among young school children, the Minister of Education is part of King’s delegation to take lessons on how the concern is addressed in other countries.
His Majesty and his delegation are expected back in Lesotho on June 24.
The King was appointed the FAO’s Special Ambassador for Nutrition in December 2016 at a high level symposium on sustainable food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition.
It was held with a view to explore country level challenges and successes in the nutritional reshaping of food production, processing, marketing and retail systems. LeNA