The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is responsible for establishing and maintaining trade relations and bilateral co-operation between the Kingdom of Swaziland and the international communities. To promote international trade relations and maintain diplomatic ties with countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, the ministry works through its more than 15 missions around the world.
Around ten nations retain permanent missions in Swaziland’s capital city Mbabane, focusing on the business sector and economic development and co-operation. The United States, through the Agency for International Development (USAID), assists Swaziland with HIV/AIDS initiatives. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation maintains regular contact with missions and regional organisations accredited to Swaziland.
Swaziland maintains around 15 diplomatic missions abroad, including embassies, high commissions and consulates, in cities such as Brussels, Taipei, Nairobi, Karachi, Tshwane and London. Swaziland’s foreign policy objective is to promote and protect the interests of the country. Through its embassies, Swaziland actively participates in international and regional organisations that stand for peace.