Message from Dolen Cymru's Life President and Founder - Dr Carl Iwan Clowes

With this brief message, may I salute all those who have contributed to the success of Dolen Cymru over the last 30 years.

The idea of developing a relationship between two countries over 6000 miles apart was never going to be easy but, as Wales and Lesotho pioneered this first country-to-country twinning, so Dolen Cymru has introduced many thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to one another and, in doing so, ensured a better understanding between our peoples. In the words of OT Sefako, the Lesotho High Commissioner in 1985, and the first chair of the organisation in Lesotho, the link offered "a new dimension in international relationships". In the 21st century, in an increasingly troubled world, Dolen Cymru offers a pattern of cooperation which is more relevant than ever.

Dr Carl Iwan Clowes OBE

Member of the Most Loyal Order of Ramatseatsana

Honorary Consul for Lesotho in Wales

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