Wrexham and Lesotho have been building links for many years.
I was delighted to attend a special ceremony at the Maelor School, which was also attended by the acting High Commissioner for Lesotho. The event marked 10 years of links between the school and the southern African country.
Schools across Wrexham have been building links with schools in Lesotho for several years, working alongside the charity Dolen Cymru – Wales Link.
I have visited several schools which have been developing links with the country, as well as visiting Lesotho myself – most recently in 2013. I’ve also welcomed Lesotho politicians to Parliament and met athletes from the country when they trained in Wrexham before the 2012 Olympics.
There has been a long bond of friendship between Wales and Lesotho, and between Wrexham and Lesotho.
Pupils from across Wrexham have visited the country, and have welcomed visitors from Lesotho to their schools. This event marked a decade of friendship between the Maelor School and Lesotho, and I know that that the bonds which have been forged will remain strong in years to come.