Pakistan-Swaziland Relations Reviewed
24 August 2014
During a meeting held in Mbabane, Swaziland, today, the High Commissioner of Pakistan H.E. Mr. Najm us Saqib and Foreign Secretary of Swaziland H.E. Ambassador Sotja Dlamini reviewed bilateral relations in different fields with a view to increasing cooperation between the two countries especially in trade and investment.
Both agreed to provide formal economic and trade content in the already existing excellent diplomatic and political bilateral relations. In this regard, views were shared on establishing a Joint Commission between the two countries, at Directors General level, to formally discuss economic, investment, trade and consular related matters.
Cooperation in Commonwealth, Pak-India relations and regional security issues also came up for discussion. The High Commissioner briefed the Foreign Secretary on the regional security situation in the sub-continent and Pakistan's efforts in combating terrorism. The Foreign Secretary thanked the High Commissioner for an update on certain "important matters" and appreciated the positive developments that are taking place in Pakistan.
Recalling his earlier visit to Mbabane in May, 2015 and his meetings with His Majesty the King, Foreign Minister and Trade Minister of Swaziland, the High Commissioner expressed satisfaction at the steady pace of strengthening relations between the two friendly countries. Availing of the opportunity, he also briefed the Foreign Secretary on the constructive role being played by the small Pakistani community based in Swaziland.
Besides accreditation to South Africa, High Commissioner Najm us Saqib is concurrently accredited to Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland.
High Commission for Pakistan, Pretoria