President visits Niassa province - Mozambique
Lusa (File photo) / Mswati II, seen here in the United Nations, in a file photo
King Mswati III of Swaziland is making a state visit to Mozambique from today to Sunday with the aim of strengthening friendly relations and cooperation with the country, the presidency has announced in a statement sent to Lusa.
The note says that the Swazi monarch’s visit to Mozambique comes in response to an invitation by Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, and aims to evaluate, deepen and strengthen the historical relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation existing between the two neighbouring countries.
Strengthening cooperation in the framework of the African Union, United Nations and other multilateral forums, along with the Southern African Development Community, to which both countries belong, also falls within the purpose of the visit.
Swaziland is bordered by Mozambique to the south, and is the only remaining absolute monarchy in Africa. It is regularly criticized for human rights violations and its royal family’s wastefulness in the face of the extreme poverty that most of the population experiences.Source: Lusa