Taipei-President Tsai Ing-wen (???) received a delegation from Swaziland on Tuesday and asked it to pass on an invitation to King Mswati III to visit Taiwan for his 50th birthday next year.
During her meeting with the delegation led by Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Mgwagwa Gamedze, Tsai highlighted the political and economic exchanges that have defined bilateral diplomatic ties, which are coming up on their 50th anniversary next year.
Given that it will also be the 50th birthday of Swaziland's king next year, Tsai said she hoped King Mswati III will visit Taiwan in 2018 to celebrate both milestones.
Gamedze's delegation, currently in Taiwan for a five-day visit that started on Sunday, will visit Taiwan's industrial centers and science parks as well as sign an agreement with Taiwan to strengthen bilateral cooperation in many fields.
Tsai pointed to two Taiwanese construction projects taking place in Swaziland -- the building of a science park and an international conference center -- as ways Taiwan is supporting the country's economic growth, and she expressed Taiwan's eagerness to share its development expertise and experience.
She said she hoped the friendship between the two countries will continue to deepen and expressed her gratitude for Swaziland's support of Taiwan's participation in international organizations.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel