The US Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, H.E. Mr. Earl R. Miller, visited the SADC Secretariat on 20th January 2016, following the just concluded Double Troika Summit that discussed the political and security situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho. In his discussion with the SADC Executive Secretary, HE. Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Dr Tax informed him that, the Summit handed over the report of the SADC Commission of Inquiry to the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho for implementation and publication. She further indicated that it has been agreed that the Kingdom of Lesotho will prepare a roadmap for the implementation of the Constitutional, Public Sector and Security Sector Reforms and submit a report to Summit in August 2016.
The US Ambassador commended SADC for continued efforts in the Kingdom of Lesotho, and for the outcomes of the Double Troika Summit. Dr. Tax thanked the US Ambassador for visiting SADC, and appreciated the contributions that the US government is making towards resolution of the political situation in Lesotho. "Your visit immediately after the Summit is not only appreciated, but also a commendable gesture of partnership. SADC values contributions of the US governmet in the SADC Region", she said. Dr. Tax informed the US Ambassador that despite of the challenges, SADC was committed to, and continues to work with the Kingdom of Lesotho to ensure that political normalcy is restored.