Swaziland prime minister visits Taiwan for high-level meetings

Taipei-- Swaziland Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini arrived in Taiwan Sunday on a four-day visit to meet with high-level government officials and discuss matters of mutual concern, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee will host a banquet for Dlamini, who is on his eighth visit to Taiwan, according to the MOFA.

The prime minister is also scheduled to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen on behalf of King Mswati III of Swaziland, a South African country that has had diplomatic relations with Taiwan since 1968, the ministry said.

During his stay, Dlamini will also visit the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, the Gold Museum in New Taipei, the National Cultural and Creative Gift Center in Taipei, and several local companies that have expressed interest in investing in Swaziland, according to the foreign ministry.

Dlamini is leading a 13-member delegation that includes Minister of Economic Planning and Development Prince Hlangusemphi Dlamini, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mgwagwa Gamedze.

According to the foreign ministry, Swaziland has maintained good relations with Taiwan over the years and fully supported its participation in international organizations such as the United Nations, World Health Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization.

Source: Overseas Community Affairs Council