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. 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[edit]

Armenia[edit]

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

Canada[edit]

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1968.[2]

Cyprus[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 20 May 2016.[8]

Greece[edit]

  • Greece is represented in Swaziland via parallel accreditation of its embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.[9]
  • Swaziland is represented in Greece through its embassy in London.[10]

Guyana[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • 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]

Romania[edit]

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 12 December 1990.[14]

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations in 1968.[15]
  • A number of bilateral agreements have been concluded and are in force between both countries.[16]

South Africa[edit]

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.

South Korea[edit]

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 6 November 1968.[17]

Taiwan[edit]

Swaziland established diplomatic relations between of the Republic of China (ROC) on 16 September 1968. Swaziland has an embassy in Taipei and ROC has an embassy in Mbabane.

Turkey[edit]

United States[edit]

The Swaziland embassy in Washington, D.C., USA.

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.

Vietnam[edit]

Both countries established diplomatic relations on May 21, 2013.[20]

Swazi embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad[edit]

Foreign embassies and consulates in Swaziland[edit]

Swaziland and the Commonwealth of Nations[edit]

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.

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