Foreign relations of Eswatini

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Eswatini is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the Southern African Development Community. Currently, the Kingdom of Eswatini maintains 11 embassies along with 15 consulates and other representations around the world, while there are five embassies in Eswatini as well as 14 consulates and other representations.

Bilateral relations[edit]

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Armenia 3 May 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 3 May 2013.[1]

 Canada 1968

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1968.[2]

 Republic of China (Taiwan) 16 September 1968

Eswatini established diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (ROC) commonly known as "Taiwan", on 16 September 1968. Eswatini has an embassy in Taipei and ROC has an embassy in Mbabane. As of 2018, it is last African country to recognize the ROC instead of the PRC as the sole representative of "China".

 Cyprus
 Georgia 20 May 2016

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 20 May 2016.

 Greece
  • Greece is represented in Eswatini via parallel accreditation of its embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.[6]
  • Eswatini is represented in Greece through its embassy in London.[6]
 Guyana 24 May 1977
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 24 May 1977.[7]
  • Both countries are full members of Commonwealth of Nations.
 Israel September 1968

Both countries established diplomatic relations in September 1968.[8]

 Japan May 1971 See Eswatini–Japan relations
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in May 1971.[9]
  • Japan is represented in Eswatini via parallel accreditation of its embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.[10]
 Mexico 1975
  • Eswatini does not have an embassy accredited to Mexico.
  • Mexico is accredited to Eswatini from its embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.
 Montenegro 28 February 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 28, 2013.[11]

 Romania 12 December 1990

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 12 December 1990.[12]

 Russia See Eswatini–Russia relations
 Serbia 1968
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations in 1968.[13]
  • A number of bilateral agreements have been concluded and are in force between both countries.[14]
 South Africa
  • South Africa has a high commission in Mbabane.
  • Eswatini has a high commission in Pretoria.
 South Korea 6 November 1968

Both countries established diplomatic relations began on 6 November 1968.[15]

  Switzerland 1968

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1968.[16]

 Turkey
  • Eswatini is represented in Turkey through its embassy in Brussels, Belgium and an honorary consulate in Ankara.[17]
  • Turkey is represented in Eswatini via parallel accreditation of its embassy in Pretoria, South Africa and an honorary consulate in Mbabane.[17]
 United Kingdom
  • Eswatini has a high commission in London.
  • United Kingdom has a high commission in Mbabane.
 United States See Eswatini–United States relations
The eswat embassy in Washington, D.C., USA.

The United States assists Eswatini with a number of HIV/AIDS initiatives and programs implemented through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Peace Corps, African Development Foundation, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Defense. In addition, the U.S. supports small enterprise development, education, military training, institutional and human resources development, agricultural development, and trade capacity building.

The U.S. is also the largest bilateral donor to the Global Fund, Eswatini's principal HIV/AIDS funding source. The U.S. Government sends about 4 Swazi professionals to the United States each year, from both the public and private sectors, primarily for master's degrees, and about 5 others for three- to four-week International Visitor programs.

  • Eswatini has an embassy in Washington, D.C.
  • United States has an embassy in Mbabane.
 Vietnam 21 May 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 21, 2013.[18]

Swazi embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad[edit]

Foreign embassies and consulates in Eswatini[edit]

Eswatini and the Commonwealth of Nations[edit]

Eswatini was a British protectorate until 1968, when it became an independent native monarchy within the Commonwealth of Nations, when the then Paramount Chief of Eswatini, Sobhuza II became King of Eswatini.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-01-13. Retrieved 2017-01-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c Government of Canada, Foreign Affairs Trade and Development Canada (25 November 2008). "Canada-Swaziland Relations". GAC. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  3. ^ "MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Bilateral Relations". www.mfa.gov.cy. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  4. ^ "MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Honorary Consular Officers of the Republic of Cyprus". www.mfa.gov.cy. Archived from the original on 13 January 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  5. ^ "MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Cyprus – International Organizations". www.mfa.gov.cy. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Greece's Bilateral Relations". www.mfa.gr. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-14. Retrieved 2016-02-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-20. Retrieved 2014-07-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Japan-Eswatini Relations (Basic Data)". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Embassy of Japan in Swaziland". www.za.emb-japan.go.jp. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Tabela priznanja i uspostavljanja diplomatskih odnosa". www.mvp.gov.me. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Diplomatic Relations of Romania - Ministry of Foreign Affairs". www.mae.ro. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Swaziland". www.mfa.gov.rs. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  14. ^ http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/images/stories/bilaterala_ugovori/SWAZILAND.doc
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2017-01-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Error". www.eda.admin.ch. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  17. ^ a b "From Rep. of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs". Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  18. ^ [1]

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