Upon invitation by the Federal President
of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer,
His Majesty paid a two – day official visit
to the Republic of Austria on 24 - 25th April,
2013. The main purpose of this visit was to
entrench socio – economic and cultural
relations between the two States. During the
visit, His Majesty met with the Federal
President of the Republic of Austria, the
President of Parliament of Austria, Director
of the National Library in Austria, the
President of Austrian Chamber of Commerce,
and Director General of the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). His Majesty
also met the Chief Executive Officer of the
OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).
One of the highlights of His Majesty’s visit to Austria was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) which outlines bilateral cooperation framework between the two States.
While in Austria, His Majesty officially opened the Lesotho Business Forum, under the theme “Unlocking the Potential for Investment in the Kingdom in the Sky”. In His remarks at the official opening of the Business Forum, His Majesty presented an overview of Lesotho as an investor friendly country; highlighting its improved performance in the World Bank’s “Doing Business Indicators”. “This survey, seen by many as a benchmark for rating the world’s best business environments; tracked Lesotho as one of the top performers in 2012”. He urged Austrian business
community to establish and strengthen business relation with the Lesotho business community.
The Business Forum brought together over 75 Austrian entrepreneurs.