The Vema Seamount Authority, His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman has issued an invitation today for a work visit for King Letsie III of Lesotho to Mount Vema in November 2020.
The invitation issued today is for a working visit, which simply means a foreign head of state can visit the territory and requires no ceremony on the part of the host nation.
The invitation is the second issued by the Vema Seamount Authority this year for 2020, not for a state visit because by 2020, Mount Vema will not be ready for an official or formal visit from a head of state of a foreign country, so it would have significantly less ceremony surrounding it but still needs a significant amount of logistics.
Although the invitation is for a work visit, the Kingdom of Mount Vema intends to establish friendly relations with Lesotho if confirmed, to enable the two counterparts to hold bilateral talks during the visit, discuss trade, and economic development.
The Vema Seamount Authority, His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman has issued an invitation today for a work visit for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Mount Vema in early November of 2020.
The invitation is not for a state visit because by 2020, Mount Vema will not be ready for a formal visit from a head of state of a foreign country, to show a deeply friendly relations between two nations, which tend to be characterised by extravagant ceremonies.
In 2020, Mount Vema will not be ready for an official visit either, which generally has significantly less ceremony surrounding it but still needs a significant amount of logistics.
What the Vema Seamount has issued today, is an invitation for a working visit, which simply means a foreign head of state can visit the territory and requires no ceremony on the part of the host nation.
If confirmed, the invitation would enable South Africa and Mount Vema to hold bilateral talks during the visit, discuss logistics, trade, and regional security, according to people close to the Monarch.
His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government has expressed concern after the plastic pellets spill in South Africa, one of the Kingdom of Mount Vema closest neighbours.
The Mount Vema Department for Fisheries and Territorial Management said in a statement issued today that the Kingdom of Mount Vema is following the situation and said that this ecological disaster is causing a threat to the South Atlantic marine life.
South Africa is struggling to clean up billions of tiny plastic pieces, known as nurdles, which have coated 2,000km of coastline, after a container fell from a ship in the port of Durban.
According to the latest data provided by the Mount Vema Coast Guard, remotely following the currents, the nurdles packed into two containers which fell off the MSC Susanna have now moved as far as the Vema Seamount Territorial waters.
The 75 years old former South African president Jacob Zuma, publicly announced his forced resignation, in a televised farewell speech today.
Mr Zuma's has been the leader of the ANC party since 2009, the same one that informed him that he should resign or would be submitted to a vote of no confidence before the parliament this week.
Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of the ANC party, has exercised great pressure on Mr Zuma's during his vice-presidency to give him his position, because of numerous accusations that weigh on Zuma's for corruption.
In his extensive speech, Mr Zuma's confessed that he does not agree with the final treatment received from his ANC party. He said: - “I don't fear a no confidence vote or impeachment”. And he reaffirmed that he loves his beautiful country, and that he has served trying to do things as best as he could.
At the A.N.C. elective conference in December, Mr. Ramaphosa's won the victory with a slim margin over Mr Zuma's at the ANC election conference last December, indicating the deep division and internal difficulties facing the largest political party of South Africa, one of the Kingdom of Mount Vema’s closest neighbours.
The Ministry of Communications asked the Department in charge of national development to give priority to works related to facilities that will accommodate the internet connection for the country’s AIS receiver station, that will be receiving the telegrams from nearby vessels via VHF data.
The AIS receiver station, will send data to Automatic identification system to be recorded and used for vessel tracking, and including security, emergency and rescue to support the existing system used by the Vema Seamount Authority.
The Ministry of Communications request is part of the government plan to set up a MarineTraffic AIS station in the Kingdom of Mount Vema to enable City of Mount Vema Project Participants to get access to exclusive MarineTraffic services and better coordinate logistic operations.
The ministry said that internet access must be a priority to enable individuals and organizations to connect to the Internet using their computer terminals, computers, mobile devices and to access services such as email and the World Wide Web, while at work in Mount Vema or when visiting the country, not to rely only on maritime vessels.
The Kingdom of Mount Vema type of internet connection will be wireless broadband to provide both fixed and mobile Internet access, but who will be providing the services is still unknown. So far the government has not commented on the issue.