President Tsai Ing-wen is leading a delegation to visit the Kingdom of Swaziland in celebration of King Mswati III’s 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relationship between the two countries. The delegation departs Taipei today and flies directly to the southern African kingdom. President Tsai is expected to return on April 21. China Airlines is selected to handle the delegation this time.
President Tsai will meet with King Mswati III before attending a state dinner today. She is expected to attend the king’s birthday celebration and a celebration of the relationship between Taiwan and Swaziland. Taiwanese citizens living in southern Africa have been invited to meet with the delegation, while President Tsai will visit the Hlane Royal National Park on the last day in Swaziland. The ROC first established diplomatic relations with Swaziland in 1968, on the day of the latter’s independence. Burkina Faso is Taiwan’s only other African ally.