Foreign relations of Swaziland

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Swaziland

Swaziland 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 Swaziland maintains 11 embassies along with 15 consulates and other representations around the world, while there are five embassies in Swaziland as well as 14 consulates and other representations.

Bilateral relations

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Armenia3 May 2013

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

 Canada1968

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1968.[2]

 Republic of China (Taiwan)16 September 1968

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

 Cyprus
 Georgia20 May 2016

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 20 May 2016.

 Greece
  • Greece is represented in Swaziland via parallel accreditation of its embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.[8]
  • Swaziland is represented in Greece through its embassy in London.[9]
 Guyana24 May 1977
 IsraelSeptember 1968

Both countries established diplomatic relations in September 1968[11].

 JapanMay 1971
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in May 1971.[12]
  • Japan is represented in Swaziland via parallel accreditation of its embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.[13]
 Mexico1975
  • Mexico is accredited to Swaziland from its embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Swaziland does not have an embassy accredited to Mexico.
 Montenegro28 February 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 28, 2013[14].

 Romania12 December 1990

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 12 December 1990.[15]

 RussiaSee Russia–Swaziland relations
 Serbia1968
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations in 1968.[16]
  • A number of bilateral agreements have been concluded and are in force between both countries.[17]
 South Africa
  • South Africa has a high commission in Mbabane.
  • Swaziland has a high commission in Pretoria.
 South Korea6 November 1968

Both countries established diplomatic relations began on 6 November 1968.[18]

  Switzerland1968

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1968[19].

 Turkey
  • Swaziland is represented in Turkey through its embassy in Brussels, Belgium and an honorary consulate in Ankara.[20]
  • Turkey is represented in Swaziland via parallel accreditation of its embassy in Pretoria, South Africa and an honorary consulate in Mbabane.[21]
 United StatesSee Swaziland–United States relations

The United States assists Swaziland 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, Swaziland'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.

 Vietnam21 May 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 21, 2013.[22]

Swazi embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad

Foreign embassies and consulates in Swaziland

Swaziland and the Commonwealth of Nations

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

See also

References

  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-14. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-20. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
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