BOTSWANA AND ESWATINI RELATIONS


7 April 2021
President Dr Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi met His Majesty, King Mswati III of the Kingdom of eSwatini at Lozitha Royal Palace in Mahlanya.

During his one day working visit President Masisi discussed a wide range of issues from exchange of human capital, collaboration in the areas of education, health as well as other possible areas of trade and cooperation between the two countries.

The President also used the opportunity to present Botswana’s candidate for the SADC Executive Secretary position, Mr Elias Mpedi Magosi whom he described as the right candidate for the position. He said Mr Magosi is an embodiment of all the good that Botswana is known for, such as good governance, prudent management of resources, respect for the rule of law and development driven. These qualities, the President said the regional body needs for it to advance.

The President also briefed King Mswati about the political developments in Mozambique in his capacity as chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security. The two leaders agreed on the urgency for Mozambique to be assisted. This is in order to ensure the insurgency does not destablise the people of Mozambique whom the King said have suffered enough. The two leaders also agreed that the terrorists have to be repelled before their actions spill into the whole region.

King Mswati thanked President Masisi for his commitment to nurturing Botswana’s relations with other countries, a noble impressiveness he said he is following with great admiration.

President Masisi extended an invitation to the King to visit Botswana this year.

Source: Botswana Presidency 🇧🇼