Foreign relations of Swaziland
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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. Eleven accredited ambassadors or honorary consuls are resident in the country.
In the past, Swaziland has asked South Africa to open negotiations on reincorporating some nearby South African territories that are populated by ethnic Swazis or that were long ago part of the Swazi kingdom.
Republic of China (Taiwan)
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.
Swazi embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad
- Kingdom of Belgium; in Brussels, Belgium
- Republic of China; in T'aipei, Republic of China
- Kingdom of Denmark; in Copenhagen, Denmark
- Republic of Kenya; in Nairobi, Kenya
- Federation of Malaysia; in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Republic of Mozambique; in Maputo, Mozambique
- Republic of India; in New Delhi, India
- Republic of South Africa; in Pretoria, South Africa
- United Kingdom; in London, United Kingdom
- United Nations; in New York City, the United States
- United States of America; in Washington, the United States
Foreign embassies and consulates in Swaziland
- Republic of China; in Mbabane, Swaziland
- Republic of Mozambique; in Mbabane, Swaziland
- Republic of India; in Mbabane, Swaziland
- Republic of South Africa; in Mbabane, Swaziland
- United States of America; in Mbabane, 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.