The purpose of Taiwan’s president’s visit to Eswatini explained
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a four-day visit to Eswatini, marking the 55th anniversary of Eswatini’s independence and celebrating the enduring diplomatic relationship between the two countries. Eswatini is Taiwan’s last remaining diplomatic ally in Africa, maintaining ties since its independence in 1968.
During her visit, President Tsai highlighted the strong bond between Eswatini and Taiwan and expressed her hope for a century of diplomatic relations. She emphasized Taiwan’s support in various areas, including healthcare, agriculture, loans, vocational training for entrepreneurs, and COVID-19 relief efforts. Tsai also mentioned the signing of a sister city agreement between Kaohsiung and Mbabane, the capital of Eswatini, as well as Taiwan’s commitment to constructing an oil tank to enhance Eswatini’s oil reserves and reduce dependence on South African oil shipments.