The seven-year-old South Africa – Lesotho joint cooperation commission has been revitalized as the leaders of the two countries instructed last June.
The mountain kingdom entirely surrounded by South Africa has had political problems this year that eclipsed its struggle with the COVID pandemic.
Octogenarian Prime Minister Tom Tabane quit in May with his ruling coalition broken and his second wife Maesaiah charged with the murder of his first spouse Lipolelo two days before he was sworn in as premier in June 2017.
Thabane was replaced by Moeketsi Majoro.
Meeting in Maseru, foreign ministers Naledi Pandor and Matsepo Molise Ramakoe spoke about regional security.
Developments in Lesotho affect South Africa almost as intimately as they impact people of the kingdom.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has in the past been a special envoy to Lesotho.
The ministers also covered arrangements for border crossings during the festive period.
These increase enormously over this period as migrant workers, particularly miners, go home for the holidays.
The commission will meet again in the second quarter of 2021.