Japan-Eswatini Relations

Japan-Eswatini Relations (Basic Data)

February 28, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

Established in May 1971

Japanese Nationals:

Number of Japanese nationals residing in Eswatini: 16 (Oct. 2016)

Trade with Japan (2017):

Exports: 1,260 million yen (citrus fruits, timber pulp)
Imports: 90 million yen (slide fastener, automobiles)

Japan's Development Cooperation:

List of Exchange of Notes
Loans: 4.412 billion yen (total as of 2016)
Grants: 9.795 billion yen (total as of 2016)
Technical cooperation: 4.568 billion yen (total as of 2016)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Eswatini:
Year Name
2002 Senior Vice-Minister Seiken Sugiura
2004 Members of Japan-African Union Parliamentary Friendship League
2017 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shunsuke Takei
From Eswatini to Japan (since 1990):
Year Name
1990 HRH Prince David Dlamini
1991 HRH Prince David Dlamini
1993 Minister for Interior and Immigration, Sobandla Dlamini
Minister for Commerce and Industry, Barnabas F. Mhlongo
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, A. P. Mkhonza
1994 Minister for Transport and Communications, Ephraem Magagula
1995 HRH Prince David Dlamini
1996 Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Moses Mthendele Dlamini
1997 Minister for Finance, Themba Masuku
1998 His Majesty King Mswati III
2000 Deputy Prime Minister, Arthur R.V. Khoza
2001 Minister for Economic Planning and Development, HRH Prince Guduza Dlamini
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Abednigo Mandla Ntshangase
2003 His Majesty King Mswati III
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roy Fanourakis
Minister for Economic Planning and Development, HRH Prince Guduza Dlamini
Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, Mahlaba Mamba
2006 Special Envoy, Ambassador Mpumelelo Hlophe
2007 Special Envoy, Ambassador Mpumelelo Hlophe
2008 His Majesty King Mswati III
2013 His Majesty King Mswati III
2013 T.R.H. Queen LaNgangaza, Queen LaMagongo, Queen LaNtentesa and Queen LaNkambule
2015 His Majesty King Mswati III
2017 Principal Secretary of Health, Dr. Simon Zwane
2018 Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Dlamini

Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2016)

92.1 million yen (Cultural Grant Aid)