Japan-Eswatini Relations

August 27, 2022
Photo session between Foreign Minister Hayashi andKing of the Kingdom of Eswatini
(Photo) Foreign Minister Hayashi’s Courtesy Call on  H.M. King Mswati III, King of the Kingdom of Eswatini

On August 27, commencing at 04:45 p.m. (local time; August 28, 00:45 a.m. JST) for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Tunisia to attend the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8), paid a courtesy call on H.M. King Mswati III, King of the Kingdom of Eswatini. The overview of the courtesy call is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi stated that Japan looks forward to deepening the bilateral relations with Eswatini in light of last year's 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, and that Japan welcomes Eswatini’s plan to open an embassy in Japan. In response, H.M. King Mswati III, while appreciating Japan's actions through TICAD to date, expressed his hope for further support from Japan. The both sides confirmed to work for further development of bilateral relations based on the outcome of TICAD 8.
  2. Minister Hayashi then stated that it is essential for the international community to cooperate in its response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, and that Japan intends to continue contributing to strengthening food security in Africa. H.M. King Mswati III stated that he would like to cooperate with Japan. Minister Hayashi also raised the importance of transparency and fairness of development finance and the two sides confirmed to cooperate with each other.
  3. Furthermore, the two sides shared the view to continue to work together in responding to regional and international issues, such as North Korea, including on the nuclear, missile, and abductions issues and strengthening of the functions of the United Nations as a whole, including the Security Council reform. They also confirmed to coordinate to maintain and strengthen the NPT regime following the recent NPT Review Conference.

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