Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 April 2009

New permanent representative of Lesotho presents credentials



New permanent representative of Lesotho presents credentials


NEW YORK, April 9, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The new Permanent Representative of Lesotho to the United Nations, Motlatsi Ramafole, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Ramafole was his country’s Permanent Representative to the African Union and Ambassador to Ethiopia since June 2005, the most recent posting in a distinguished foreign service career that saw him serve as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from August 2001.


He was Deputy Principal Secretary from August 2000 to July 2001, having previously been named Director of Legal Affairs upon joining the Foreign Ministry in December 1997.  He held the position until July 2000.


Mr. Ramafole’s prior Government experience included appointments as Principal Crown Counsel in the Ministry of Law and Constitutional Affairs from January 1993 to November 1997, and Legal Officer in the Ministry of Interior from February to December 1990.


Prior to rejoining the civil service in 1993, he was a practising advocate/legal representative with M.M. Ramodibeli & Co.  Mr. Ramafole received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the National University of Lesotho in 1989, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in law from the same institution in 1986.


Born in Maseru, Lesotho, on 5 September 1962, Mr. Ramafole is widowed and has three children.


SOURCE : UNITED NATIONS – Protocol and Liaison Service



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