THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
The government and people of the United States of America express their sorrow during this time of mourning following the untimely death of King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho. Our deepest condolences are extended to Queen Mamohato Seeiso and the royal family, the government of Lesotho, and all basotho. Since his reinstatement just a year ago, King Moshoeshoe demonstrated that he was a man of peace and democratic principles. The United States shares King Moshoeshoe's desire for the consolidation of democracy and economic growth in Lesotho, and we remain committed to helping Lesotho achieve those goals.
The King will be buried on January 26. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Regina Brown will represent the United States at the funeral.
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